Streamlining the rescue and distribution of food across New Zealand to help those in need
The New Zealand Food Network (NZFN) started during the Covid times in 2020. They were a rapidly stood up organisation to provide a national network, dedicated to addressing the growing issue of food insecurity across the country.
The heart of the operations were connecting supply and demand through a centralised distribution hub. Smaller food banks couldn’t accepts tonnes of food into their storage center. So the NZFN provides the critical link between food donors including Sanitarium, Turners & Growers and Fonterra and regional food hubs.
GravityLab was a key partner that helped them choose, design and roll out their infrastructure at pace. We built them a Salesforce / Community Cloud solution to track donations and link to their ERP setup.
It also runs the smarts to ensure food rescue organisations get access to a fair allocation of product in quantities they can manage without the additional challenges of how to store it.
All in all it was a great success and allows food distributors to be in a stronger position to get food to people who need it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“I have implemented business infrastructure, processes and enabling systems in 12 countries over a 28 year career, and GravityLab have exceeded all expectations. Ours was an important project (establishing a national network to source waste food and distribute it it people in need across New Zealand) and we stood up an entirely new business in some 16 weeks. This could not have occurred without the professionalism, product knowledge and support of GravityLab. Every single GravityLab Consultant assigned to our Project would rate as some of the best I have had the pleasure of working with anywhere in the world. Outstanding.”James Feeney, Project Lead