New Zealand Food Network

New Zealand Food Network is a not-for-profit organisation, founded to provide people in need with healthy food, through sharing bulk surplus and donated food. We collect quality surplus and donated bulk food from producers, growers and wholesalers around the country, and distribute it to food rescue organisations, iwi and charities across New Zealand, so that they may feed the communities they serve. We believe it is our collective responsibility to ensure everyone in New Zealand has access to healthy, nutritious food. While nutritious food is important to everyone, access to this food can be particularly challenging for those who may be disadvantaged, while food insecurity may have an impact on a range of physical and mental health issues. To help address this, the NZFN works with a range of food producers, manufacturers and wholesalers to source a range of fresh and healthy foods, including fruit, vegetables, and protein.

Available Roles:

Food Rescue Van Assistant

Help our drivers out on the road collecting rescued food that would otherwise end up in landfill and deliver it to our recipient agencies

Sorting, packing and relabeling food for Distribution

Help us pack, sort or relabel food items to send out to our community food hubs across our communities in NZ.

Thursday - Packing Fruit and Veggies

Help us pack fresh fruit and veggies to send to our food hubs working on the frontline.

Wednesday Packing Fruit and Veg

Help us pack fresh fruit and veggies to our food hubs working on the frontline.

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