Waikato’s family owned and operated fresh vegetable, salad and herb grower and producer, Southern Fresh Foods, is committed to giving back to the community.

One of the ways they’re supporting Social Giving is by donating any excess produce to Kaivolution Food Rescue, a local Hamilton community group which collects surplus food and redistributes it to charities.

“At Southern Fresh Foods, we take social responsibility seriously,” says Garth Dunn, Sales Manager of Southern Fresh Group. “We are also proactive in minimising food waste. For that reason, Kaivolution is a great organisation that we are happy to support in conjunction with our friends at Bidvest.”

Kaivolution Food Rescue is a Hamilton initiative, adding to a growing number of organisations around New Zealand with a similar goal – to make sure excess food is not put into landfills and is instead distributed to those in need. Since its launch in October 2014, Kaivolution estimates it has collected and redistributed more than 150,000kg of food within the Waikato community.

Established in 2000, Southern Fresh Foods has been growing and processing specialty vegetables, gourmet leaf salads and fresh herbs for distribution throughout New Zealand.

Located in the heart of the Waikato, Southern Fresh Foods has always been an active contributor to the local community. As well as their backing of Kaivolution, Southern Fresh Foods also supports Riding for the Disabled and the Westpac Helicopter Trust.

“We believe in providing our customers with the best quality products like fresh salad greens and our unique range of baby vegetables,” says Mr Dunn, “while minimizing waste and making a difference in our community.”

“Kaivolution is a fantastic community initiative and we’re happy to support them.”