March 1, 2017
Kiwis benefit from donated meals
Caption: KiwiHarvest Driver Terry Marsters delivering ready meals to Auckland City Mission.
ALMOST 5,000 Kiwis have benefitted from food donated to community organisation KiwiHarvest by Compass Group New Zealand (Compass).
The company donated around 5,000 freshly frozen Meals on Wheels to Auckland-based KiwiHarvest to share across the city including Manukau, Takanini, South Auckland, Western and Central City Foodbanks, Elim Soup Kitchen, emergency housing accommodation, among other people in need.
“These meals have been the biggest hit ever, with the meals all being eaten within three days,” says KiwiHarvest’s Maria Madill.
“The feedback has been amazing from all groups – many who received meals have gone through their stocks already and are calling for more! Thanks a million for making this happen – these meals are exactly what many of our groups need.”
Compass donated the meals to the organisations as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to minimise food waste and to support communities in need.
“It felt great to be able to put this food to good use and to be able to help these organisations help Kiwis in need,” says Medirest Chief Operating Officer Julian Baldey.
“An added reward for us is that it minimised food waste, which is very much part of our company’s commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. We’re proud to have been part of that.”