Fair Food

Fair Food

Help Fair Food get surplus food to those facing food insecurity and join our mission to feed people, not landfill!


Fair Food is Auckland’s original food rescue charity. We were founded in 2011 in West Auckland and we’re on a mission to feed people, not landfill!

Our trucks are on the road each day rescuing surplus quality food from growers, manufacturers and retailers and we re-distribute this food to charities, food banks and community agencies throughout Auckland.

Fair Food is an essential social service and a connector between food businesses with surplus good food and those in need. In October 2021, we redistributed over 102,000 kilos of food. That's nearly 295,000 meals for our community groups including family violence teams, women’s refuges, the homeless, mental health and teen-parenting agencies and many, many more.

The COVID pandemic has seen a huge awakening in the food rescue sector due to the impact on the food supply chain and a growing awareness that food can be repurposed for good. At the same time, the numbers of vulnerable people facing food scarcity have risen. It is estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders face food insecurity; unsure where their next meal is coming from, or how to pay for it. Hunger has no place in New Zealand.

Become a food rescue superhero and help get tonnes of good food to those that need it. Help us feed people, not landfill and donate now. A little goes a long way!

More about us

Fair Food, Auckland’s first food rescue charity, addresses food insecurity, tackles food waste and social isolation. We rescue fit-to-eat, surplus, good food from primary producers, manufacturers and retailers that would otherwise go to landfill, and redistribute it free of charge to people who struggle to put food on the table. With both social and environmental benefits, food recovery is a ‘win-win’. Fair Food rescues, lovingly hand sorts and redistributes the rescued food to numerous community social agencies, charities and foodbanks. Each week Fair Food rescue and redistribute enough to help nourish 4,000 whanau. Being a nimble, lean, well-run service, we rescue and redistribute three meals for a $1. So even a dollar makes a BIG difference in someone's life, and for our planet. In 2020, Fair Food were awarded the Greater Good and Supreme Award at the New Zealand Food Awards for our collaborative community-led response to Covid-19. Join us!

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