It's no secret that Kiwis are finding it tough right now.

The cost-of-living crisis has seen the demand for food support soar, with working families seeking support and those already struggling to make ends meet hit the hardest, not to mention the aftermath of some hugely damaging weather disasters. Food insecurity in NZ is skyrocketing and it's time to rally together and uplift people.

That's why the New Zealand Food Network is launching a never-before seen campaign to fill (virtually) Auckland’s iconic Eden Park rugby field with much-needed food and household essentials.

The Mission:

We have 12 months to see how many times we can fill Eden Park's field with meals and essential items for Kiwis in need. But we've all got to pitch in! We've filled it up once already, but there's still ground to cover!

By pitching in and donating funds to the New Zealand Food Network, you’ll be a vital team player in:

  • Enabling us to purchase hundreds of thousands of meals for Kiwis through NZFN’s 64 recipient Food Hubs and front-line organisations across the country.
  • Offering a lifeline for communities battling the cost-of-living crisis, recovering from the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, and dealing with countless other socioeconomic challenges.
  • Standing up as a business to make a meaningful impact in our community and nourishing those going without.

100% of donations will purchase food that will be donated to Kiwis all over the country (including some of our most remote regions), via NZFN’s 65 recipient Food Hubs. Donations are open from World Food Day 2023 (16th October) to World Food Day 2024.

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About New Zealand Food Network

New Zealand Food Network (NZFN) is a not-for-profit organisation, set up to address two major issues: good food that is still ending up in landfill, and the rising rate of food insecurity in New Zealand.

NZFN does this by working with producers, growers, and wholesalers around the country to distribute their quality bulk surplus food free of charge to Food Hubs (charitable organisations) nationwide, who provide critical food support to their communities.

In New Zealand, 1 in 5 children live in households without access to enough food. Meanwhile, approximately 103,000 tonnes of food waste is generated by the commercial sector every year. NZFN works to relieve both issues and make a positive impact on people and the environment.

Visit NZFN’s website.