Farro is excited to announce our Charity Drive with Fair Food to raise funds for Kiwi families in-need this Christmas season. Fair Food has been working with Farro as a part of our ‘Waste-Not’ initiative as our food recovery partner in an effort to feed families not landfill. Farro is committing to matching every dollar donated by our customers up to a total of $10,000. By adding $1 to your shop at checkout Fair Food provides 4 meals to people in-need.
Founded in 2011, Fair Food is Auckland’s first food rescue charity. Fair Food takes our good surplus food and delivers it to groups in need through a network of over 50 trusted charities, food banks, community agencies and kitchens throughout Auckland. These include family violence refuges, budgeting services, and homeless, teen-parenting and mental health agencies. In 2020 Fair Food has experienced exponential growth with Covid-19 highlighting the critical value and role of repurposing surplus food once destined for waste with an estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders facing food insecurity. Hunger and anxiety around the food bill has no place in New Zealand. Instead of being dumped, Farro, with the help of Fair Food is helping provide food in over 4,000 family food parcels each week, which supports over 20,000 people in need.
Fair Food is reproposing our food waste from all six of our stores in three key areas; fresh produce, meat, dairy and ready to go meals – nutrient dense food critical for health and wellbeing. Our meat that would otherwise go to waste is frozen down prior to expiry, collected by Fair Food and donated to Auckland City Mission. Surplus fruit and vegetables that are fit-to-eat are also donated to Fair Food. Fair Food then re-distribute this food to nourish communities via their 50+ partner agencies. Our Ready to Go meals are also frozen down prior to expiry, collected by Fair Food and donated to Auckland Women’s Refuge. These meals provide vulnerable women and their families a complete and nutritious meal with minimal preparation time involved.
Food is too good to waste and with more and more New Zealanders needing our help, we’re asking for a little bit of yours. Your donations will help get tonnes of good food to those that need it this Christmas. Be a Food Rescue Superhero, add $1 to your shop between the 23rd of November and the 10th of December and Farro will match every dollar up to $10,000