Healthy kai for students through Kaibosh partnership

Pitopito Kōrero


March 29, 2022



Toi Whakaari has partnered with Kaibosh Food Rescue to offer free, fresh and healthy food to our students.

The kaupapa of Kaibosh is to eliminate food poverty and food waste. They do this by linking with the local food industry to donate 60,000kg of quality surplus food each month to charities and community groups around the Wellington region.

We know that when students' finances get tight, food spending is more often than not the first thing to be reduced. That is why when we discovered Kaibosh, who were already partnering with the NZSD, our Kairēhita Registrar Craig Atkins saw an opportunity to support our students as well.

Atkins shares, “We also know that having good nutrition is really important to help [students] live and learn to the best of their abilities, so forming a partnership with Kaibosh is an awesome way to support them health-wise, and as Kaibosh are aiming for zero-waste, we're also helping to reduce food waste in Wellington.”

For the Toi Whakaari school community, kai collection is available weekly (typically Friday afternoon) outside the D8 kitchens. Please bring your own reusable bag and be mindful of others.

We sincerely thank Kaibosh for their amazing mahi. You can learn more about their kaupapa through their website.

“Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi” – “Working together will bring all of us prosperity”

Any questions

Craig Atkins – Registrar /021 0826 2095

For media enquiries- Taylor-Rose Terekia / 021 0394 200