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KiwiHarvest Volunteer Programme

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce as a part of the Institute’s commitment to the SAVE FOOD Initiative by FAO, the National Food Waste Strategy, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 that we are focused on education and training programs that can assist with minimising food waste and loss globally. With this the AIP are now offering a new KiwiHarvest Volunteer Program in New Zealand for all our Members and industry colleagues. We invite all of you to get involved and help the AIP make a difference.

KiwiHarvest are New Zealand’s perishable food rescuers; collecting good food before it goes to waste and distributing it to those in need to nourish the wider community. Every month they deliver over 60,000 kgs of food to 220 charities nationally. Their work is already changing the fact that 103,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by New Zealand industry every year. KiwiHarvest is here to create lasting positive change so that good food does not go to waste. Moreover, those that need nourishment will receive it. KiwiHarvest reduces the negative impacts of food waste on our environment by redistributing excess food; helping to create lasting positive social change by nourishing those in need.

Join our AIP KiwiHarvest Volunteer Program; either as an individual, with your staff and colleagues, or even with your families. The AIP will work directly with KiwiHarvest to book in some days where our volunteers can visit the Ellerslie Warehouse and help pick and pack fresh vegetables into sacks. The day will start with a formal introduction on how KiwiHarvest works and information on their charity partners. Arrive at KiwiHarvest HQ in Ellerslie and get ready to pack vegetables into sacks for distribution. This experience is a fun team connecting opportunity to get stuck in and physical. In the course of the morning you will pack over 2 tonnes of fresh vegetables (carrots, potatoes etc) into sacks weighing approximately 15 kg. These sacks will be delivered during the week to agencies across Auckland feeding people on need. Your efforts will have contributed to nourishing families across the wider Auckland area with fresh healthy vegetables. Each day requires teams of 6, this is an outdoor activity requiring some lifting.

To register your interest please fill in the form below
Additional information on the program is below

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this program further please do not hesitate to let me know.

We look forward to seeing you all join this new program.

AIP http://aipack.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019_KiwiHarvest_Volunteering_Program_Flyer.pdf

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