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Zero waste.
Zero hunger.

Nau mai ki te Whakaora Kai o 155

Kai is precious and so is our planet. We rescue quality food destined for landfill and share it with community organisations across Taitokerau Northland.

A full puku is a happy puku

Food should never be wasted. At 155 Whakaora Kai, we are on a mission to reduce methane emissions by preventing food waste. 

We do this by partnering with growers, suppliers and retailers across our Northland region, collecting surplus food and giving it to more than 80 organisations that can share it with their communities.

Food fact:
8% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from food waste

Food fact:
30% of all food produced goes to waste

Protecting papatūānuku. reducing food waste and protecting our environment. Liz holds a crate of apples ready to be distributed to others.

Protecting papatūānuku

One kilogram of food in landfill emits the same carbon as that of 25-thousand 500ml plastic bottles.

By reducing food waste, we are also playing a part in protecting our environment for a more sustainable future. 

Sharing kai?

If you are a registered charity, marae, kura or sports club that can share kai with your community.

Have surplus kai?

If you are a food producer or supplier with kai to donate.

Every year:

43 tonnes

of food rescued from landfill

121 tonnes

of food donated for Taitokerau


organisations receive rescued food

rourou kai | Food rescue stat: 188 tonnes of food distrubuted in Taitokerau

188 tonnes

of food distributed


meals created from rescued food

47 tonnes

of carbon emissions reduced

We’re not alone in our mahi

There are organisations like us across the motu working hard to reduce food waste, feed communities and protect our environment. We’re a proud member and supporter of the following networks:

“When there is food insecurity in this country it makes no sense to be chucking out food”

-155 Whakaora Kai Manager, Pete Nicholas

Looking for individual food support?

We don’t provide kai or food parcels directly to individual whānau. If you are seeking kai for yourself, please reach out to 155 Whare Kai if you are in Whangārei or check out the Family Services Directory to find details of your nearest foodbank.