This month, we shout out to the team at Nourished for Nil, based in Hawke’s Bay, for their passion for tackling food waste locally and distributing food to the good people of their community.
Nourished for Nil was born out of a passion to address food waste in February 2017, when founders Christina McBeth and Louise Saurin began their first free food distribution programme in a Hastings Park.
"Food waste is referred to as 'food that is fit for consumption but is consciously discarded at the retail or consumption phases'. Everyone creates food waste and everyone is part of the solution".
With this global issue at the front of mind, the Nourished for Nil team started from humble beginnings, having just three tables of food donations in a park outside, to an incredible 400 square meter premise on Karamu Road months later. The not-for-profit organisation has come a long way over the past few years, and Nourished for Nil now operate 5 days a week, out of four venues between Hastings and Napier.