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Food Banks in NZ  are currently struggling with increased need for food combined with lower donations.  This page lists food banks in most parts of New Zealand. If you are need food or are in a position to donate food or money, please contact a food bank in your area.  The Salvation Army has food banks in many different parts of the country: for ease of compilation, all the contact details for regional Salvation Army offices are grouped together after the other food banks.

Auckland Foodbanks

Auckland City Mission
PO Box 5352
Wellesley St
Phone 09 358 4830

The Auckland City Mission’s “Community Food Programme” regularly supplies food to around 70 food banks and community groups throughout greater Auckland. For more information, check out their website: www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz/ and click on the “Crisis and Community Care” button if you need food.  If you would like to donate food please email distribution@aucklandcitymission.org.nz or phone 09 377 4322.  The programme is dependent on donations from businesses and individuals in order to be able to give food to people in need.

Wellington Foodbanks

Coalition of Wellington Regional Food Banks
C/- PO Box 6133
Marion Square
Phone 04 384 7699

Check out the Wellington Coalition’s list of local Food Banks which provide emergency food assistance: www.standrews.org.nz/dcm/foodbank/coalition.html


Downtown Community Ministry
Phone: 04 384 7699
Fax: 04 384 7688
Address: Compassion House, Luke’s Lane,
Te Aro, Wellington; PO Box 6133, Marion Square.
Website: www.dcm.org.nz
Email: office@dcm.org.nz
Monday and Friday 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Central City residents only. After your first visit a WINZ decline letter or other community referral letter is required.

Johnsonville Food Bank
Phone: 04 478 5698; Jan 04 478 8628
Fax: 04 478 5690
Address: Corner Frankmoore Avenue & Moorefield Road Johnsonville
Website: www.cab.org.nz
Email: cab.johnsonville@xtra.co.nz
You must be a local resident and bring a decline letter from Work and Income. Located in the Johnsonville Community Centre, open five days a week. Morning interviews until 11.30am, afternoon pick–ups.

Kapiti Food Bank
Phone: Hamish 04 298 1907
Address: 10 McGrath Avenue Paraparaumu 10am–12pm, weekdays. A referral letter from a community agency or a Work and Income decline letter is required.

Wadestown Food Bank
Phone: Phyl 04 475 3281 or Dawn 04 479 1559
By appointment only. Please phone on weekdays by 10.30 am on the day requesting food.
Lower Hutt Food Bank
Phone: Glenda 04 570 6858,
021 128 9377
Address: 14 Laings Road, Hutt City Council Buildings 9am–11.30am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Behind Hutt City Council building. After your first visit a Work and Income decline letter or referral letter from a budget service or other support agency is required.

Massey at Wellington Students Association (MAWSA)
Phone: 04 801 2540
Fax: 04 801 2541
Address: Level 2 Student Centre,
Massey University Entrance E,
Tasman Street, Wellington
Website: www.mawsa.org.nz
Open 9am–4pm weekdays for Massey internal students only. Students are entitled to one parcel a year.

Miramar and Strathmore Food Bank
Phone: Food bank: 04 388 1982,
Mary: 04 972 6508
Arranges food parcels to be picked up Tuesday and Friday in both suburbs. Emergency food parcels available.

Newlands Community House Food Bank
Phone: 04 478 879
Fax: 04 478 8799
Address: 23 Bachelor Street, Newlands
Email: nch1@kol.co.nz
Local residents can contact Tracy on weekdays 9.30am to 12pm. Two parcels are given before referral to budgeting advice (from Agape Budgeting or Johnsonville CAB).

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (Porirua)
Phone: 04 237 59 68
Address: 18 Mungavin Avenue, Porirua
Call the shop Monday–Friday 10am–3pm. Delivery is during the day and people need to be at home. A form needs to be filled out as well as an interview in order for staff to determine how to further support people. Food is delivered by volunteers.

Stokes Valley Community House
Phone: 04 972 5758
Address: 212 Stokes Valley Road,
Stokes Valley; PO Box 37042
Stokes Valley
Email: svchadmin@clear.net.nz
Providing bread and veggies on Fridays between 12pm–1pm.

Upper Hutt Food Bank
Phone: 04 528 9057
Address: 64 Martin St, Upper Hutt; PO Box 40862 Upper Hutt
9am–11.45am, Monday and Wednesday and Friday. Closed on public holidays. People must bring proof of address. After receiving four parcels people will be sent to receive budget advice.

NB: At every visit, Customers should bring Community Services Card or SuperGold card, plus Photo ID if they have them and recent evidence of address.
Victoria University of Wellington Students Association (VUWSA)
Phone: Welfare vice president 04 463 6985
Fax: 04 463 6990
Address: Ground Floor, Student Union Building, Victoria University, Kelburn,
Website: www.vuwsa.org.nz
Email: wvp@vuw.ac.org
12pm–2pm week days. For enrolled Victoria University students only. Food parcels are provided on the basis of need.

Wainuiomata Food Bank
Phone: 04 939 0842
Address: 33 Parkway, Wainuiomata
Email: carolynfreedman@hotmail.com
This Food Bank is open 9am–12pm, Monday and Thursday for local residents only.

Wellington City Mission Food Bank (Newtown)
Phone: 04 389 2033
Fax: 04 389 2109
Address: 200 Riddiford Street, Newtown
Website: www.wgtncitymission.org.nz
Email: enquiries@wgtncitymission.org.nz
10am–3pm, Monday to Friday. Interview required. ID is required for first timers and preferably receipts or a decline letter from Work and Income. For subsequent visits a decline letter or other community referral letter is required.

Wesley Wellington Mission Porirua
Phone: 04 237 7923,
Fax: 04 237 7952
Address: 206 Mungavin Avenue,
Cannon’s Creek, Porirua;
PO Box 53050 Porirua
Email: wporirua@wesleyca.org.nz
9.30am–12pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. We give out food parcels, not food vouchers. Proof of address needed. Other services are also provided.

Christchurch Foodbanks

Christchurch City Mission
275 Hereford Street, Central Christchurch.
Phone: 03 365 0635. Email: info@citymission.org.nz

Dunedin Foodbanks

Community Helping Agency Group
C/-Anglican Methodist Care
PO Box 5219
Phone 03 477 0801

Salvation Army Listings:

(I apologise for the fact that the email links do not work in this section.  I will fix them as soon as I have time.)

Northern Divisional Headquarters
691A Mt Albert Road,
Royal Oak, Auckland
Phone: (09) 639 1103
Email: Northern Divisional Headquarters through this page http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/northland
(Covers Auckland and Northland)

Midland Divisional Headquarters
12 Vialou Street,
Phone: (07) 839 2242
Email: Midland Divisional Headquarters through this page http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/waikato
(Covers Waikato, Bay of Plenty and East Coast)

Lower North Island

Central Divisional Headquarters
204 Cuba Street,
Phone: (04) 384 4713
Email: Central Divisional Headquarters through this page http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/lower-north-island
(Covers Wellington and Wairarapa)

Nelson / Marlborough

Southern Divisional Headquarters
71 Peterborough Street,
Phone: (03) 377 0799 or (03) 377 0250
Email: Southern Divisional Headquarters through this page http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/nelson-marlborough

West Coast
Southern Divisional Headquarters
71 Peterborough Street,
Phone: (03) 377 0799 or (03) 377 0250
Email: Southern Divisional Headquarters through this page  http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/west-coast

Southern Divisional Headquarters
71 Peterborough Street,
Phone: (03) 377 0799 or (03) 377 0250
Email: Southern Divisional Headquarters  through this page http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/canterbury

Otago / Southland
Southern Divisional Headquarters
71 Peterborough Street,
Phone: (03) 377 0799 or (03) 377 0250
Email: Southern Divisional Headquarters through this page http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/otago-southland

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