The Spinoff popped into the Hub and wrote an awesome story about Fair Food’s mahi.
This story covers food waste, climate change, food insecurity and our amazing volunteers. One of our long serving volunteers, Eglee comments that, “a lot of people are hungry, to see good food go to the rubbish hurts my heart.” Tautoko that feeling!
Globally, around one third of all food is wasted. In Aotearoa, we throw away around 300,000 tonnes of food a year. That’s 30 times heavier than the Eiffel Tower!
While we’re wasting all this food, up to 40% of New Zealanders may experience food insecurity, and for 7% this can be severe – meaning going a day or more without food. This failure to link up good food with people who need it is a symptom of a broken system, further exacerbated by the cost of living crisis.
Food rescue steps in to fill a gap that shouldn’t be there. “We don’t celebrate growth in our industry,” says Blau.
Check out the full story here https://thespinoff.co.nz/kai/03-11-2022/food-rescue-is-helping-people-and-the-climate