Kiwi Harvest

FoodShare was founded in March 2012 by Deborah Manning. Leaving behind her job as a lawyer Deborah recruited an experienced and ‘hands-on’ board and established the social venture with a vision to reduce food poverty in our community.

With resources slim on the ground she started out collecting and distributing the donated food from her own car, and in the first month of operations the equivalent of 1000 meals were distributed amongst Dunedin’s charities for their clients. Now FoodShare collects surplus food from a growing list of providers and regularly distributes more than 50,000 meals each month.

Rescuing Food.
Nourishing Communities.

It’s our belief that every New Zealander, especially our most vulnerable children and families, should have access to fresh, nutritious food. In March 2015, KiwiHarvest began delivering goodness to Auckland’s charities. Every month we deliver 20,000 kgs of food to over 100 Auckland charities.

UYOC: When we talked with Deborah about our supporting Foodshare, we knew we had been 100% right in considering her organisation to support in our opening year. There's no messing about with Deborah - she is no-nonsense and completely focused on the goals she has chosen - to practically address a big issue and enlist support from those in a position to help. She is committed to doing the best for Foodshare/Kiwiharvest at all times and 5 years after the launch of her initiative she and her board and team are making a real difference to real lives. Hats off to them.