Love Soup - Help From Home 4

$5,000 donated
Given by 49 generous donors in 8 weeks

Feed the Need. Some whānau need extra help to have meals. We rescue food to help turn it into free nutritious meals for those who need them.


We are Love Soup! A food rescue and community kitchen charity that partners with our local community (like supermarkets) and local charities to rescue good, unwanted food and turn it into nutritious meals for people who need it. We welcome all people, those with homes and those without to come and share at our table. We feed the need!

What started out as a small food rescue in Whangaparaoa has grown to operate over the upper North Island. We are rescuing food and feeding communities in Auckland, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Hamilton, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Te Kuiti. In the last year alone we rescued and distributed the equivalent of 141,139 meals and so to keep going, growing and feeding we need some help from Aotearoa New Zealand.

We want to rescue and distribute food to those in need on a larger scale. So we got a warehouse! Unfortunately, having just the space is not enough, we need equipment to get this operation up and running and redistributing donated food. So will you help us get our rescued food out to even more people in need?

About us

Love Soup started in 2013, giving out soup during Matariki. Pretty soon we were a fully blown food rescue charity in Whangaparāoa. Partnering with food providers, like supermarkets, to rescue good food that would have gone to waste and help turn it into nourishing meals to deliver to the people in our communities who really need them.

We have done a lot of growing since we first began. We are now rescuing and delivering good food with our partners in Whangaparāoa, Auckland, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Hamilton, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Te Kuiti and running 5 kitchens of our own in Auckland + 1 in Tokoroa! Feeding anyone and everyone who needs it.

We believe that it is not only our mission to feed people, but to treat our guests with the dignity and love that we would a guest in our own home, providing our service without judgement or expectation.

We are completely run by our wonderful volunteers and are very proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to helping even more people as we continue.

Use of funds

Funding equipment for our warehouse so we can get more nourishing food out to people in our communities.

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The AM Show with Julie King  16 August 2021

Thank you The AM Show for the opportunity to share about Love Soup, we are so happy with the donations coming in Thank you everyone for amazing support we are so Thankful

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Latest donations

Mike and Chris
Mike and Chris on 18 Aug 2021
Love your work Love Soup, Julie and team absolute legends!
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Omgoodness, thank you so Much Mike and Chris! Amazing <3 <3 Thank you <3 <3

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 Aug 2021
Love Soup Feed the Need

thank you very much Talie <3

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Rhonda on 18 Aug 2021
Love Soup Feed the Need

Thank you so much Rhonda <3

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Tania on 17 Aug 2021
Love Soup Feed the Need

Many thanks for your support Tania <3

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 17 Aug 2021
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Good Morning Amber thank you very much for your support <3

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This page was created on 18 Jun 2021 and closed on 19 Aug 2021.