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No Such Thing As Too Many Feijoas

- Mar 28, 2024
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A mature feijoa plant can produce up to 30 kilos of fruit. That’s a lot of cake and chutney. When you’ve had your fill, Fair Food urges you to donate your surplus fruit to a local food rescue organisation to help feed people, not landfill. 

“To see fruit rotting on the ground, when there are so many Kiwi families with empty cupboards, is heartbreaking. We know how hard people are working to get their basic needs met, and every little bit makes a big difference.”

“Hunger is very real in our community, but our friends and neighbours step up generously to help each other. There’s no such thing as too many courgettes, tomatoes, or feijoas for us. We also welcome homemade jams and chutneys. We provide the fresh ingredients for a day’s worth of meals for 1600 people every single day, so we will find a family for whatever you’ve got in your garden,” encourages Fair Food General Manager Michelle Blau.

Food brings people together, so if you notice a tree that’s not getting picked, please don’t be shy about knocking on a neighbour’s door to offer to help them. This is a perfect school holiday activity, too.

Fair Food volunteers pack around 12 tonnes of donated fresh food each week, so if you find yourself with some time, please join us at our kai tables or in our Conscious Kitchen in Avondale.


Fair Food nourishes our community by increasing access to fresh food that would otherwise go to waste. More than 2,000 volunteers prepare delicious food from scratch using ingredients donated by supermarkets and food producers. We hunger for a world where everyone has what they need and gather a diverse team around the kitchen table to change lives one bite at a time.

In 2023, we provided food for 1.7 million meals (a week’s supply for 81,500 people) through a network of 60 community organisations while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1587 tonnes.

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