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Kai Rescue Appeal

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Given by 34 generous donors in 7 weeks

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Help Kai Rescue Help Our Community. Kai Rescue reduces hunger and food waste in Nelson Tasman.

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  Nelson / Tasman

Kai Rescue was established by the Nelson Environment Centre in 2017 to help minimise food waste in Nelson-Tasman. After more than 2 years of operation, Kai Rescue has an important place in our community and is making a huge impact in waste reduction and redistribution of food to people in need.

• 5500 – 6500 meals worth of food shared each week

• 240 tonnes of food diverted from landfill so far

• 50+ Charitable Organisation Partnerships

• 30+ Volunteers help us each week

There is a significant annual cost to operate Kai Rescue, including staff, vans and on-road costs, rent, insurance and utilities. We use volunteers and keep the operation costs low, however we still need funding to keep this important programme going.

About us

The Nelson Environment Centre is a non-profit organisation that helps the Nelson Tasman community live more sustainably and reduce its impact on the environment. We deliver programmes and provide information to assist people to take positive action.

Use of funds

Donated funds will keep the Kai Rescue programme operating for 2019-20.

Latest update

Reaching our goal  19 September 2019

Thank you to everyone who has made a generous donation to our Kai Rescue appeal so far. Please continue to spread the word!

Please be aware that we have taken down our goal because it does not account for the donations that we are receiving outside of the Give a Little page. We will post Facebook updates on how we are tracking with our target over the coming weeks.

Latest donations

  • Pic's Peanut Butter

    Pic's Peanut Butter on 08 Oct 2019


    We had a great Kai Day Friday here at Pic's Peanut Butter, hosting a bake off with our staff!


    • Nelson Environment Centre

      This is amazing! We are so glad you had fun with the baking. Thank you to all the team at Pic's.

  • Lyn Ashby

    Lyn Ashby on 04 Oct 2019


    Trusting you will make your target so you can keep up this wonderful work.


    • Nelson Environment Centre

      Thank you Lyn, we appreciate your support!

  • Sarah

    Sarah on 03 Oct 2019


    Keep up the great work guys!


  • Jules and Aly

    Jules and Aly on 02 Oct 2019


    Thank you :)


    • Nelson Environment Centre

      Thank you! We appreciate your generosity

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 02 Oct 2019



    • Nelson Environment Centre

      Many thanks for your donation

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