'Not very human': 1200 boxes of scorched almonds stolen from food bank

A foodbank is reeling from the loss of 1200 scorched almonds after they were stolen from outside the building.

South Auckland Christian Food Bank CEO Ian Foster told The AM Show the charity had been incredibly grateful for the gift of 1400 boxes of scorched almonds.

But they were taken, along with a very important piece of equipment.

"[They were] in a trailer, just wrapped, in a trailer, covered trailer in a fairly inconspicuous place."

Now the trailer and the almonds are missing, and the charity is desperate to at least get the trailer back.

"We would really like the trailer, we use the trailer every day, really disappointed for the families, for the mums who are missing out and for the families who aren't going to get them in their food parcels."

The AM Show host Duncan Garner had some choice words for whoever took the chocolates, saying the act wasn't very Christian.

""It's just not very human is it?" Foster replied.

The theft has been reported to the police, and Foster said he was very impressed with the response from officers he spoke to.

But he told The AM Show if the trailer gets returned to the charity he'll look the other way on the theft.