This month, 0800 dump me (Williams Property Service) got the opportunity to drop off our food can donations to a great organization called Kiwi Harvest.
Kiwi Harvest works with a wide range of food businesses such as supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and hotels, to collect their extra good food that would have otherwise been sent to landfill, and kiwi harvest distributes it to over 242 charities across Auckland.
Kiwi Harvest has saved over 4811806 kilos of good food from going into landfill, all while delivering over 13748017 meals to people in need.
There mission is to prevent good food from going to waste and to help those in need throughout the community.
Yesterday, I got to see behind the scenes of the business and their passion for the job, when I dropped off the food donations from our staff and customers, to their warehouse.
When I arrived, I was met with a warm welcome by two team members, of which, one of them I had been corresponding with over email. They helped me unpack the food donations from the car and with social distancing and masks in place, they showed me the warehouse where they sorted and stored all the donated food.
We talked about the different businesses that donate food to them and what type of food they need that they are lacking in.
They informed me that basic food like flour, spaghetti and food cans were always needed and welcomed.
Kiwi Harvest were thrilled to receive our four bags of food and cans, and we are very happy that the food went to such a caring, passionate organization that makes a great difference in our community every day.
If you would like to donate some food cans to our food can drive during your pickup, let one of our friendly customer service team know over the phone during your quote.
If you would like to know more about Kiwi Harvest go to their website: https://kiwiharvest.org.nz/