We rescue surplus food & redistribute it to charities

Kaivolution is the Waikato’s first dedicated food rescue organisation.

Our kaupapa is simple. Everyday significant amounts of food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell is needlessly disposed of. We rescue this food from suppliers and redistribute it to community organisations working with people in need. Protecting the planet and feeding the people is good for our community, good for the environment and good for businesses who work with sustainability and social justice values in mind.

How much food have we rescued?

Since Kaivolution launched in October 2014, more than 244,134kg of food have been rescued and redistributed to where it's needed most in the Waikato community: that's about the equivalent of 24 Hamilton City Council Buses!
Download our infographic to see what else Kaivolution is doing:
24 buses

Our Vision

Protecting the planet, feeding the people. We want to see a Waikato where quality, usable food is not needlessly thrown away and where nobody goes without good food. To achieve this goal, we need your help.