Res­cu­ing food

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Ki­wiHar­vest, a national food res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tion in New Zealand with branches in Auck­land, North Shore, Dunedin and Hawke’s Bay, has part­nered with mo­bile app Y Waste to fur­ther re­duce food waste in New Zealand.

Ki­wiHar­vest res­cues over 60,000kg of sur­plus food a month and re­dis­tributes this to over 220 char­i­ties and so­cial ser­vice agen­cies to help feed peo­ple in need.

Ki­wiHar­vest is of­ten ap­proached by food out­lets which want to donate pre­pared food to them which, for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons, they have to say no to. This could be due to the na­ture of the food be­ing of­fered, food that has a short life span, the amount avail­able, or the time of day.

En­ter Y Waste, the mo­bile app that al­lows food out­lets to post items of un­sold food that need to be picked up at a spec­i­fied time, which cus­tomers pur­chase through the app, and in re­turn all pro­ceeds are do­nated to Ki­wiHar­vest to con­tinue res­cu­ing food.

Deb­o­rah Man­ning, CEO and Founder of Ki­wiHar­vest is ex­cited about the new part­ner­ship to re­duce food waste.

“Y Waste is suit­able for all kinds of out­lets to use. All types of food such as sand­wiches, cup­cakes, dough­nuts, pas­try, bread, sal­ads and hot or cold restau­rant meals will be able to be posted for sale on the app.”

Food busi­nesses that are in­ter­ested in join­ing Ki­wiHar­vest on their mis­sion to res­cue good sur­plus food from go­ing to land­fill can reg­is­ter on the Y Waste app either through the web­ or by con­tact­ing the team at mer­chant@myy­ Peo­ple look­ing to pur­chase food through the app can down­load it from their app store.

The Ki­wiHar­vest Y Waste app is now avail­able across New Zealand.

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