70,000kg of food saved from the dump by hard-working organisation

An Auckland outfit is using food which is perfectly good - but past its use-by date - to help the community.

In this country alone each household chucks out about 80kgs of food that is still edible. Source: Seven Sharp

Kiwiharvest has delivered more than 70,000kg of meals created from food bound for the tip this year - that's more than 200,000 individual meals.

They usually donate their meals to food banks, but from time to time help out with other projects like donating the food to cooking schools.