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Food Rescue

What is Food Rescue ?

A food rescue organization basically acts as the middle-person between the food industry (i.e. food retailers, wholesalers or growers) and existing local community organisations or local charities (e.g. food banks) that are already helping out those in need.

How our food rescue operation works

Satisfy’s volunteers and part-time Driver use our chiller van to make scheduled pickups of surplus food from food donors and to deliver the food to our premises.


Any food that meets Satisfy’s food waste criteria is put aside. Food waste is disposed of to compost or animal feed.


Food is stored safely and appropriately (i.e. on shelves, in chiller or in freezer) until it is picked up.


Volunteers carefully inspect and sort all donated food.  Food is sorted into food type (e.g. produce, bread) and divided amongst the recipient organisations collecting food that day.


Food that is acceptable for donation is weighed and recorded against the food donor, food type and recipient organisation. 


Recipient organisations pick up food later that same day.



Food Donors

If you are a food retailer, wholesaler or grower who is keen to partner with Satisfy by donating your edible but unsellable food please contact us here or click on the button to find out more.

Recipient Organisations

If you are part of a North Canterbury or Northern Christchurch community organisation that regularly provides food to struggling families or individuals and would like to receive food from Satisfy contact us here or download an interest form.

Food Rescue Around New Zealand

Food Rescue Northland Whangarei

Fair Food West Auckland

KiwiHarvest  East Tamaki, North Shore, Queenstown, Invercargill & Dunedin

Love Soup Auckland, Tokaroa & Rotorua

Waiheke Resource Trust Waiheke

Good Neighbour Tauranga

Friendship House Huntly

The Hub Te Puke Te Puke

Kaivolution/GoEco  Hamilton

Rotorua Whakaora Rotorua

Gizzy Kai Gisborne

Whanganui Kai Hub Whanganui

On The House New Plymouth

Halo Charitable Trust  South Waikato

Nourished For Nil Napier, Hastings, Flaxmere & Camberley

Just Zilch Palmerston North

Waiwaste Food Rescue Masterton

The Free Store Wellington

Kaibosh Wellington, Lower Hutt & Kāpiti Horowhenua - New Zealand’s first dedicated food rescue organisation

Kiwi Community Assistance Newlands & Porirua


Kai Rescue Nelson

Kairos Food Rescue Christchurch

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