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