This three year project expands the Whangarei-based food rescue programme to small Northland communities.
WMF funding allows the One Double Five Whare Awhina Community House Trust to build on its successful Whangarei project started in 2016. It has diverted 22 tonnes of food from landfill, providing meals for almost 17,000 people.
Funding for the expanded project provides a second warehouse and distribution centre, based in Moerewa. These will service small communities such as Kawakawa, Kaikohe, Kaeo, Kerikeri and surrounding areas in the mid North.
Dr Carol Peters, one of the Trust’s founders says “On the one side we've got food wasted and producing greenhouse gases, over the other side we've got hungry people. It's putting two together basically.”
Image: Whare Awhina Community House Trust’s food rescue manager Peter Nicholas sorts food with one of the Trust’s founder Dr Carol Peters and Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage. Photo courtesy Northern Advocate.