The AIP are now offering a new AIP KiwiHarvest Volunteer Program in New Zealand for all our Members and industry colleagues.

kiwi_harvest_1_400pxWHO ARE KIWIHARVEST?

KiwiHarvest are New Zealand’s perishable food rescuers; collecting good food before it goes to waste and distributing it to those in need to nourish the wider community. Every month they deliver over 60,000 kgs of food to 220 charities nationally. Their work is already changing the fact that 103,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by New Zealand industry every year. KiwiHarvest is here to create lasting positive change so that good food does not go to waste. Moreover, those that need nourishment will receive it. KiwiHarvest reduces the negative impacts of food waste on our environment by redistributing excess food; helping to create lasting positive social change by nourishing those in need.

So how can AIP Members and industry colleagues help KiwiHarvest?

Join our AIP KiwiHarvest Volunteer Program; either as an individual, with your staff and colleagues, or even with your families. The AIP will work directly with KiwiHarvest to book in some days where our volunteers can visit the Ellerslie Warehouse and help pick and pack fresh vegetables into sacks. The day will start with a formal introduction on how KiwiHarvest works and information on their charity partners.

Arrive at KiwiHarvest HQ in Ellerslie and get ready to pack vegetables into sacks for distribution. This experience is a fun team connecting opportunity to get stuck in and physical. In the course of the morning you will pack over 2 tonnes of fresh vegetables (carrots, potatoes etc) into sacks weighing approximately 15 kg. These sacks will be delivered during the week to agencies across Auckland feeding people on need. Your efforts will have contributed to nourishing families across the wider Auckland area with fresh healthy vegetables. Each day requires teams of 6, this is an outdoor activity requiring some lifting.

APRIL 2019: AIP Members pack 2175kgs of potatoes and carrots for KiwHarvest