Are you a business owner or operator that has regular good quality surplus food currently going to landfill or to animal farms?

Wasted food is costing your business.

Wasted food

A third of the food produced globally is wasted from farm to fork. In Aotearoa, the average New Zealand household spends over $650 on wasted food each year.

Wasted opportunities

Allowing good, nutritious food to go to landfill means we have missed the opportunity to get that food where it’s needed and wanted.

There is a better way – become a food rescue donor!

Why partner with a food rescue organisation?

It improves the efficiency and profitability of your business.

  • By donating your quality surplus you can reduce your business costs. Research shows that for every $1 businesses spent to reduce food waste, they saved $14 in avoided waste management costs.

It helps socially disadvantaged New Zealanders who require food assistance.

  • Your business will be helping to reduce food insecurity by ensuring quality surplus food reaches those who need it.

It lowers the environmental impact of your business.

  • By donating rather than discarding your surplus food you can decrease the costs associated with producing, purchasing and transporting food that is wasted.

It combats climate change by reducing the greenhouse emissions associated with food waste.

  • Diverting food from landfill will reduce the carbon emissions created by your business.

Check out our AFRA Food Donor Guide for more information about food rescue, what to expect and what to donate.

Over the year 2021-2022, with the generosity of hundreds of food donors around the country, AFRA members have collectively made incredible achievements.



worth of good, nutritious food from landfill.


20,250,312 kgs

of CO2 (e) going into the atmosphere.


10,231,478 kgs

of food to people who need it.



meals into our community.



litres of water from going down the drain.