On the House

On The House (OTH) is a Charitable Trust that since November 2017 has collected perfectly edible surplus food then redistributed it for free to whoever needs it without barriers or judgement utilizing mainly volunteers. The three pillars of OTH is to reduce waste, build community and feed the needy.

In 2021, with the help of over 50 active volunteers, OTH rescued 51,453 kg of surplus food (equivalent to 147,010 meals) and redistributed it to 8,118 customers and 15 community groups. 

In these turbulent times we are experiencing unprecedented growth and need in our community and with assistance from The Taranaki Chamber of Commerce we are keen to alleviate more unnecessary waste while feeding our most vulnerable.

For more information about OTH please refer to the links below to our website (has a video of how we operate) plus a link to our facebook page. Attached is our media page that has further information.