Food is a basic necessity and yet in New Zealand alone, billions of dollars of edible food is wasted, to be left decomposing in landfills, while one in five children live in households facing food insecurity.
The Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance (AFRA) supports and advocates for members and the food rescue sector. You can check out more about what AFRA delivers for its members here.
In the last year (2021-2022) AFRA members redistributed around 10 million kilograms of food or the equivalent of over 29 million meals to more than 1,000 recipient organisations across Aotearoa, avoiding 20,250 tonnes of Co2 emissions.
Food Rescue: turning an environmental problem into a social solution.
Food to the rescue
AFRA members are here to offer a local, practical solution to meet immediate hunger needs and prevent food going to landfill.
Food rescue organisations, with the support of large numbers of volunteers across Aotearoa collect, store and distribute thousands of tonnes of good, nutritious food to over 1,000 recipient organisations across the country.