Eat well and do good with Kaibosh’s Make a Meal in May appeal.

On Monday 1 May, Kaibosh – the Wellington Region’s own food rescue organisation – launches Make a Meal in May, its annual fundraising appeal.

The idea is simple – get together with friends, family or workmates to share food, and donate to Kaibosh what you would have spent on a meal out.

Kaibosh General Manager Matt Dagger says “Make a Meal in May is a simple way for people to support Kaibosh’s work – for every dollar raised we can give a meal’s worth of food to someone in need.”

With its focus on sharing food, Make a Meal in May suits individual supporters hosting friends or family at home, as well as workplaces wanting to support the community.

For the second year running, Trade Me is putting on a lunch for their 300-person Wellington team, with Charities Coordinator Catherine Smith saying “We love Make a Meal in May – it’s a great initiative that allows us to show our support for the Kaibosh cause. Kaibosh do amazing work in the Wellington community – we support them however we can and we’re really looking forward to making a meal.”

Local food businesses are also getting involved, with Hillside Kitchen bringing back their ‘Priceless’ meal on Monday 15 May. This is a unique, multi-course dinner where customers choose what to pay, with all proceeds going to Kaibosh.

As an extra incentive, everyone who donates to Make a Meal in May can be in to win a delicious Boquita meal for four. Supporters can enter the competition by completing the entry form available from Kaibosh’s website.

“Kaibosh has recently provided our two millionth meal, and now our supporters can help us reach the next million. This appeal makes a real difference to people who are struggling to make ends meet – by donating generously you can make sure no one in the Wellington Region goes without,” said Matt.

Kaibosh rescues more than 42,000 meals worth of fresh, healthy food each month, providing this to over 50 community groups supporting people in need in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. They do this at no cost to food donors or community groups.

The appeal runs throughout May. See for more information and how to donate.

The Tindall Foundation has been a supporter Kaibosh through our Wellington funding manager, Nikau Foundation.