About Us

What we do

Our Food Rescue concept is simple; we collect food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell, and redistribute to local community organisations for use. Food can come from a variety of sources including supermarkets, distributors, manufacturers and growers.

Donors benefit by saving on waste disposal costs and are recognised as being socially and environmentally responsible. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the landfill. Staff morale is also increased as employees see food put to good use.

It’s good for the community and healthy for our environment.

Recipient organisations are able to provide a greater variety of healthy food to their clients, and also save on their operating costs.

Why we do it

We do it because its crazy that so much food is dumped, and so many people are experiencing food poverty.


  • Food waste is a high generator of Greenhouse gases.
  • With rising living costs, particularly rents in the Wairarapa, more and more people are turning to the Foodbanks for help to feed themselves, and their families. This includes a growing number of elderly people.

Our People

Governance Team

Jeremy Logan
Jeremy Logan Treasurer
Frances Dearnley
Frances Dearnley Secretary
Louise Lee
Louise Lee Co-chair
Christine Kernohan
Christine Kernohan Co-chair
James Chapman
James Chapman Committee member
Elise Sadler
Elise Sadler Committee member


Laura Garland
Laura Garland Operations


Aaron Middleton
Aaron Middleton Coordinator