Mission Statement

To rescue surplus food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell and redistribute it within our communities.


  • No judgement or conditions
  • Kindness & gratitude


To increase food security within Hawkes Bay communities.


  • To operate an effective and relevant social service that serves those in need
  • To sustainably and consistently redistribute surplus foods
  • To establish a place where volunteers can participate in giving back to the community & build relationships
  • To create an environment that promotes inclusion and sharing where everyone is welcome
  • To develop an organisation that fosters advocacy and equality
  • The idea of a Nourished for Nil was born after hearing of similar successful initiatives in Wellington and Palmerston North.
  • Our team of volunteers is committed to make this project just as successful in Hawke’s Bay according to our Mission Statement, Vision, Values & Goals.

To our generous food suppliers

  • We gratefully accept any surplus food left over at the end of the business day
  • We will redistribute this donated food on the SAME day
  • Our volunteers will fit in with your schedule
  • (If you wish), We will let the community know of your contribution and support to this project via our Facebook page and Website, which are both being developed at the moment.

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