Sharing excess food

There are a number of great ways your can contribute to the community by sharing your garden excess. To do so, get in touch with one of the great community groups below.

Places to donate and share

The following options can be used for donating and sharing food:

  • Crop Swap - brings together backyard gardeners, home bakers and food foragers for swapping and sharing high quality local food on a regular basis.

  • Food banks - If you would like to help grow and donate fresh produce to your local food bank check out the Foodbank New Zealand website for a list of local offices. You could also get involved in local community gardens that grow produce for food bacnks

  • Food Is Free Project - whose aim is simply to grow food and give it away, teaching others to do the same, and bringing communities together. Check here for a guide to setting up a free food stand in your neighbourhood

  • Your local Hospice shop will accept less perishable items you have to donate

  • Kai Kitchen - a place that aims to alleviate child poverty through sharing kai and kindness in Hawera.

  • Neighbourly - a local group where people can swap food or give away with like minded neighbours.

  • On the House - distributing quality surplus food from eateries in New Plymouth to those in need.

  • Seed Savers - a local community wide group that share, swap and have fun saving and growing NZ open pollinated seed local to Taranaki and beyond.

If you know of other stockists/retailers/suppliers/services or all round fantastic sustainable sources please let us know so that we can include them here.