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Waste-Not Kitchen soups put a lid on food waste and help those in need

Waste-Not Kitchen soups put a lid on food waste and help those in need

The Waste-Not Kitchen has launched a range of nutritious ready-to-heat soups, made from good food that would otherwise not be used, providing a practical solution to reducing food waste whilst nourishing those in need. We’re proud to be sponsoring and partnering with co-creators and sisters, Janene Draper (co-founder of Farro) and Leysa Ross to bring this exciting project to life.

The soups, that are exclusively available at Farro, are filled with NZ-raised meat and fresh vegetables that have been donated by New Zealand food retailers Farro and T&G Global.

For every soup bought, Waste-Not Kitchen will donate one to families in need at Auckland Women’s Refuge or to growing Kiwi kids participating in the I Have A Dream Programme charity. You get a great tasting and hearty soup for lunch or dinner and at the same time you are giving a meal to someone in need in the community.

“We want to eliminate food waste, feed those in need in our community and have a positive impact on our planet,” says Waste-Not Kitchen co-creator and General Manager, Leysa Ross. “These are tasty soups for people to enjoy but with the added benefit of feeding those in need and helping reducing food waste in New Zealand.”

Every year Kiwis send 157,389 tonnes of food to landfill that could have been eaten. In the USA, 40% of food produced never gets eaten. Globally, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year. If this amount is reduced by just a quarter, there would be enough food to feed everybody on the planet. *

Waste-Not Kitchen came about to address the problem of surplus retail meat going to landfill.

“If we have gone to the effort to produce meat, let’s ensure it is all used and used wisely. Waste-Not Kitchen uses surplus meat and vegetables, that would otherwise be thrown out, to make ready-to-heat hearty meals,” says co-creator Janene Draper.

Both being self-confessed foodies, Janene and Leysa developed the recipes based on their own family favourite soups and have worked hard to make delicious, flavoursome products that people will enjoy. There are four flavours of soups: Roast Chicken, Hearty Beef & Bean, Moroccan Lamb and Asian Pork Noodle.

The Waste-Not Kitchen soups are available now in all Farro stores, from the freezer, and are $9.99/ 620ml pottle. 

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Co-creators and sisters, Janene Draper (co-founder of Farro) and Leysa Ross.