Janene Draper and Leysa Ross.

Janene Draper (left), and Leysa Ross.

Janene Draper, co-founder of grocery store Farro Fresh, and her sister Leysa Ross, have founded the Waste-Not kitchen, a charity that is re-purposing good surplus food to nourish women staying at Women’s Refuge safe houses in Auckland.

Quality surplus meat at their Farro Fresh stores, that would otherwise be thrown out, will be cooked up along with a rich variety of vegetables, which T&G is supplying, to make nourishing soups to heat and eat.

The soups are available at Farro stores and online on a 1+ 1 basis, one for the customer – and one for women and their families at Women’s Refuge.

T&G’s weekly supply of fresh vegetables includes lemons, spinach, chillies, onion, celery, ginger and agria potatoes.

Leysa says by purchasing one of their soups, customers can help save the planet, provide jobs and help nourish the lives of those who might need it. “It not only tastes good, it does good – how good is that,” she says.

The soups contain at least 15 per cent protein and come with nutritionist Nikki Hart’s endorsement.