Caring for Communities

Doing good together in our communities

We partner with organisations to collectively do more for our communities and show manaakitanga (generosity and care).

Together, we’ll continue to support communities in need with the natural goodness of dairy. We'll work to protect and regenerate the environment for future generations, and provide the care and support that keeps our communities strong, both here in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. Because a better Aotearoa New Zealand comes from doing good, together. 

Celebrating the impact we make together.


Partnered with Trees for Survival

to support 22 schools to nurture 27,000 native trees since 2022.


$1.6 million NZD donated

to community projects in regional New Zealand since 2022.


28 million servings of dairy

for New Zealanders who need it most since 2020.


$100,000 NZD raised

by Farm Source Charitable Giving in 2023.

All outcomes as of 31 July 2023.

Our hero programmes and partnerships

Volunteers packaging Anchor products for New Zealand communities
Children illustration
Feeding New Zealand Communities

Feeding New Zealand Communities is a partnership between Fonterra, Feed Out and New Zealand Food Network.

Fonterra farmers talking
Rural Support Trust logo
Supporting mental health & wellbeing in rural communities  

Fonterra has partnered with the Rural Support Trust to support their work in communities. 

Rural Support Trust has been part of rural communities since 1980's, they support farmers through 1:1 support, adverse events and community events.

Fonterra Hapori programme planting
Family illustration

It's through Hapori, meaning community, kinship &  coming together for a common cause, that we intend to make impact in our regional communities. Our regional Hapori committee's partners with Community Foundations NZ to make meaningful impact.

A better Aotearoa New Zealand comes from Doing Good Together

Community stories 

Here's how we're working together to help put good quality nutrition in the hands of those who need it most, protect and regenerate the environment for future generations and provide care and support that keeps our rural communities strong.

Supporting flood-affected Kiwis

In response to the devastating floods that hit the North Island of New Zealand, Fonterra has been supporting key community groups on the front-line giving assistance to affected kiwis.

Supporting our farmers and communities after Cyclone Gabrielle

For many of our farmers and communities in the North Island of New Zealand, the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle has been significant and widespread.

Delivering Fonterra goodness to the Darfield community

As the Christmas season in New Zealand was coming into full swing, employees at Fonterra’s manufacturing sites were dedicated to delivering dairy goodness to tables across the globe.

Proud Employer of Fire and Emergency Volunteers

As New Zealand’s biggest employer of volunteer firefighters, we’re proud to have our contribution to the communities we live and work in recognised by Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ).