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Kaibosh is a pun on the Yiddish ‘kibosh’ (used in the sense of putting a stop to something) that incorporates ‘kai’, the Maori word for food. In other words, this Wellington-based organisation aims to put a stop to food waste.
“Our vision is a Wellington with zero food poverty and zero food waste,” stated Matt Dagger, Kaibosh General Manager.
This innovative programme works with food retailers, distributors and fresh markets across Wellington to rescue surplus food (which would otherwise go to landfills), then redistributes it to agencies helping at-risk members of the community.
Founded by Dr Robyn Langlands with her husband, George, in 2008, Kaibosh employs one full-time and three part-time staff, and relies on the support of over 40 volunteers to collect and deliver food.
In its most recent year of operations, the programme saved 33,000 kg of fresh food – equivalent to over 94,000 meals – from supportive local cafés, organic stores, bakeries and markets. Kaibosh received a donation from The Tindall Foundation through its Regional Funding Manager, the Nikau Foundation, towards project costs, including hiring a part-time food rescue driver.
The Wellington City Mission is among those to have benefited from Kaibosh’s help, and Food Bank Manager, Sharon Howlett, is fulsome in her praise: “The impact these extra food items have on the health and well-being of our clients is enormous.”
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