About us

About Satisfy Food Rescue

It all began in March 2014 when a group of like-minded individuals got together to discuss setting up a food rescue organization in North Canterbury. 


From this Satisfy Food Rescue was born. We are all passionate about reducing food wastage and making healthy food available to everyone.

Our Vision

Thriving, strong, satisfied and sustainable community.

About us

Our Values


Satisfy Food Rescue is committed to making a difference by recognizing and meeting needs in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts. Satisfy is dedicated to productivity and sustainability, in all its forms, by effectively utilising time and resources and employing good manageable systems and goals.



Satisfy Food Rescue is intent on being contactable and available so that communication and action are timely and appropriate. Great communication plus community engagement and involvement are our priority.



Satisfy Food Rescue honours culture and diversity, showing respect and care to all, from all walks of life. We are professional and confidential, upholding organisational and personal boundaries while valuing the efforts and ideas of others.  Satisfy will support and compliment existing donor/charity relationships. Satisfy also cherishes and respects our local and global environment.



Satisfy Food Rescue is open and welcoming; embracing fairness, diversity, and equality, and committed to building healthy relationships.  We acknowledge the changing commitments within individuals lives and endeavour to accommodate differing needs within our team.



Satisfy Food Rescue is open handed in its approach to others and ourselves. The Satisfy team will graciously give its time and resources to others.  Our generosity is strongly supported by our values of being Inclusive and Respectful.

Our Mission

Bridging the gap by re-directing the abundance of food in our community to where it is needed.

Our People

Stef Van Meer


Stef has been employed as our part time Coordinator since March 2017. Read more...

Michelle Campbell

Operations Support

Michelle has been employed in the role as part-time Operations Support since June 2017. Read more...

Phil Minton


Phil is Satisfy’s part-time Driver, starting with us in June 2017.  Phil was born and raised in Canada. Read more...



Anne has spent most of her working life in country communities in partnership with her husband in small business.  Read more...

Phillipa Hunt


Phillipa is a Professional engineer who has worked in the field of road asset management for the past 17 years. Read more...

Tina Thorpe


Tina retired in 2007 after spending 18 years working as a qualified Management Accountant in the retail arm of a UK major charity. Read more...

Cushla Fitzgibbon


Cushla teaches at Rangiora Borough School and has been teaching for 25 years. Read more...

Merv Jakes


Merv is an experienced company executive and Senior Operations Manager for multi-national manufacturing and service sector companies over the past 20 years. Read more...

Kathy Boyland

Board Secretary

Kathy is a middle manager at Rangiora High School and has been involved with work with young people since she was a teenager. Read more...

Cat Scott-Hewitt


Cat is a professional Chef, Chef Tutor and Caterer. Her time is currently split between Ara Institute teaching level four cookery, teaching cooking to new migrants in the Waimakariri District. Read more...

Our Structure

Annual Reports

2018/2019 Annual Report

April 2018 to March 2019 

Click here to download our most recent annual report

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2017/2018 Annual Report

April 2017 to March 2018

Click here to download our 2017/2018 annual report

2016/2017 Annual Report

April 2016 to March 2017

Click here to download our 2016/2017 annual report.

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For more information please contact us on 027 951 6052

Satisfy is an incorporated Charitable Trust (2624613) which is registered with the Charities Commission (CC51313) © Satisfy Food Rescue 2019