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16 months on Kaibosh moves into permanent Wellington home

Kaibosh moves into permanent Wellington home, 16 months on from the November 2016 earthquakes

Friday 23 March 2018

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After months of uncertainty following the November 2016 earthquakes, Kaibosh has secured a new Wellington home on Hopper Street. The food rescue charity will be part of a new community enterprise hub and will officially begin operating from its new location on Tuesday, March 27th.

Kaibosh’s Wellington City branch was evacuated from its Tennyson Street building following the earthquakes. Initially their team worked out of a pop-up at the Wellington City Mission before moving into a temporary building on Myrtle Crescent.

Matt Dagger, Kaibosh’s general manager says the last 16 months have been unsettled, but the support from volunteers, food and financial donors has been amazing. “It’s been a trying time but we’ve focused on continuing to provide quality surplus food to people in need, which we’ve managed to do.”

Dagger says they’re relieved and excited to move into Hopper Street and optimistic for this next Kaibosh era.

To get established in their new home, Kaibosh is asking for support from the wider Wellington community. “Setting up a new premises is costly for us. We need financial support to purchase physical items, food rescue crates and sorting tables, as well as help keeping our trucks on the road collecting food.”

Dagger says with financial support Kaibosh can continue to stop quality surplus food from ending up in landfills and provide meals for local Wellingtonians in need.

Kaibosh will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in October. “We’ve been successful because of the generosity of the wider Wellington community. Issues of food waste and food insecurity are still pertinent. We need help to continue our service as we enter this new chapter.”

Kaibosh is asking people to help by:
• Making a donation at www.kaibosh.org.nz/helphopperstreet

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