Supporting our Local Heroes
Naked Locals is collaborating with Everybody Eats, Satisfy Food Rescue, and Gizzy Kai Rescue to support each charities’ vital work in reducing food waste and offering nutritious meals to their fellow Kiwis. Three new soups have been developed and matched to each charity, with proceeds from every pack sold, adding to the donation made to their respective causes. The venture will see Naked Locals donating up to $20,000 to each organisation, ultimately contributing a potential $60,000 towards the charities.
Proceeds from the new Naked Locals Lentil, Potato and Caramelised Onion Soup will be donated to Kaiapoi-based Satisfy Food Rescue, who work with local food retailers and other organisations to redirect surplus perishable food to those who need it most in the community.
Donations from sales of the hearty Farmer’s Market Vege and Quinoa Soup will go to Everybody Eats, a pay-as-you-feel dining concept based in Auckland, Tauranga, and Wellington that uses uses perfectly good surplus food to serve chef-prepared meals and help combat food waste, food poverty, and social isolation.
Meanwhile, proceeds from the sale of Naked Locals Kumara and Coconut Soup will be donated to Gizzy Kai Rescue, a Gisborne-based not-for-profit organisation that redistributes rescued food to those experiencing food scarcity in the region.
Everybody Eats is a pay-as-you-feel dining concept for everyone, which serves delicious, chef-prepared meals that feed bellies, not bins, with a mission to reduce food waste, food poverty and social isolation in New Zealand.
Using food otherwise destined for bins, Everybody Eats serves three-course meals at locations in Papamoa, Wellington, and Auckland (St Kevin’s Arcade and Onehunga).
Food waste and food poverty are really significant issues facing the country, and donations help us to bridge the gap between koha and our day-to-day running costs. Support from fellow Kiwis is so important to ensure we can continue to provide our communities with a delicious meal and important social connections.
Satisfy Food Rescue
Satisfy Food Rescue bridges the gap by re-directing the abundance of food in our community to where it is needed. The charity works collaboratively with local food retailers and community organisations to re-direct surplus perishable food that would otherwise have been destined for landfill or animal feed to those in the community who most need it. Our focus is on the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts with the majority of our food being redistributed within North Canterbury. To date, Satisfy Food Rescue has rescued 465 tonnes of food which translates to over 1.3m equivalent meals.
We’ve worked really hard to redirect the abundance of food in our community to where it’s needed most and we’re proud to say we’ve rescued more than 465 tonnes of food from landfill to date. We’ve distributed the equivalent of more than 1.3m meals so far, and we know the funds from the Local Heroes campaign will help us do even more.
Gizzy Kai Rescue
Gizzy Kai Rescue is a Gisborne based not-for-profit food rescue organisation operating as the connection between food growers, producers, vendors and local community groups who redistribute the rescued food to those experiencing food scarcity in our region. At Gizzy Kai Rescue, the team is passionate about the possibility’s food rescue delivers for both the community and the environment. Gizzy Kai rescues food that would otherwise be destined for landfill or animal feed, reducing food waste and redirecting the healthy edible food to those in need throughout the community. Gizzy Kai Rescue has rescued over 104 tonnes of Kai from landfill since October 2018.
The Gizzy Kai team is passionate about the possibilities food rescue delivers for the community and the environment, and we’re really thankful to have this extra support.