1,300KM for 3,900 Meals

$685 of $1,300 goal
Given by 21 generous donors in 7 weeks

Walking the length of the South Island, raising funds along the way for Fair Foods - on a mission to feed people, not landfills!


Hi there! My name is John and I'm about to head out on an adventure and could use your help. This summer I will be hanging up my boots, grabbing my backpack and walking the length of the South Island on Te Araroa. Which translates to "The Long Path" a thru hike running from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

I will be walking a total of 1,300KM over a period of two to three months, along the way I will be raising funds for Fair Foods, a food rescue charity on a mission to feed people, not landfills!

Fair Food acts as a connector between businesses with surplus of good food and those in need. In May 2021, they redistributed 41,000 kilos of food. That's nearly 120,000 meals for free to the many community groups including family violence teams, women’s refuges, homeless, mental health and teen-parenting agencies.

Being a nimble, lean, well-run service, Fair Food is able to rescue and redistribute three meals for a $1!

I'm hoping to raise $1 for every kilometer of the southern leg of the Te Araroa, totaling $1,300. All proceeds will be used by Fair Foods to rescue and redistribute a staggering 3,900 meals to the many Kiwis in need.

If you are in a position to do so I would love your support! Whether that be by donation or simply sharing this page - any help is greatly appreciated!

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Martin on 09 Jan 2022
Kevita on 09 Jan 2022
Good on ya John! Hope you enjoy the walk 😊
Brock on 09 Jan 2022
Not all those who wander are lost, good luck on your epic quest!
Albert on 29 Dec 2021
John R

Thanks Albert! appreciate the support. <3

John R
Claudine and Conrad
Claudine and Conrad on 28 Dec 2021
Good luck!
John R

Aww thanks gois, much appreciated! <3

John R

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