Community collaboration is how we can all build scale and support each other towards a sustainable New Zealand. We’ve partnered with some of the best in the business and are super proud to bring new ways and ideas with rescued food.
We love working with the team at Kete Kai who provide ‘pay it forward’ food boxes alongside their mission to redesign the food system by offering accessible food meal kits. Grounded in kaupapa Maori principles, Kete Kai is on a mission to end hunger in Aotearoa by 2030.
In July 2021, The Recreators and Fair Food joined forces and offered a hands-on one-day school holiday workshop upcycling food and wood that would have otherwise been wasted. In the morning, everyone made lunch to share and then in the afternoon, a build-your-own planter box!
We were super stoked to collaborate with Awesome Amy to cater the ‘Future of Food’ summit held in West Auckland. As part of the Kai West team alongside Community Waitākere, EcoMatters, Healthy Families Waitākere, Massey Matters and MPHS Community Trust, the Summit was an opportunity for us to work out solutions for making West Auckland more food resilient.
So many schools in Auckland are involved in giving back to the community which they dub ‘service weeks’. Sometimes these can be over a long period of time or for a day. We’ve supported and partnered with some amazing young people who are crazy about giving back. The future is bright with this generation!
Led by the bubbly Krista, Dilworth’s Service Leader, a cohort of Dilworth Boys came to Fair Food every two weeks to help us with our mahi. They cleaned, they sorted and did DIY.
Hiranya was working towards her Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award challenging young people to dream big and discover their potential. As part of this award, you must give back or provide voluntary service so it’s fantastic that Hiranya chose Fair Food to complete her service!
Encouraging independence for their students, we have volunteers joining us every week from our local Waitākere College!
The team from Trow volunteer with us once a month, hopping on our kai tables to make a difference for the West Auckland community.
The team from Two4Nine volunteer every week, cutting up bananas and other fruit for our recipient groups. Leataata O Tupulaga make a traditional Samoan dish called Suafa’i with all the chopped bananas.