Opening Hours: Monday & Friday 1.30 - 3.30 pm
The foodbank is one of the key grass roots services we provide, However,
our foodbank service goes further than just providing emergency food
assistance to meet immediate need. We also endeavour to identify and
address the underlying reasons for an individual’s shortage of
food so that people don’t have to keep returning to a food bank
to go for emergency food assistance:
the list of Wellington Regional Food Banks
to find the food bank nearest to you. We do not give food
parcels out of area - people wanting a food parcel should go to their
local food bank. We do not deliver food parcels.
the Work and Income Call Centre whether you have a Special
Need Grant (SNG) entitlement - 0800 559 009. The key
to accessing SNG assistance is to keep receipts because you will
be asked to show you have spent your money on another essential need
and this is why you can't buy food.
The food bank relies on your
donations. Food can be dropped into our food bin at New World Chaffers or
directly into the office. You can always give us a call to arrange the donation of food items as well.
Applicants for a food parcel will be asked to complete an interview.
This helps to determine if they are eligible for a SNG, other assistance from WINZ or ways in which DCM can help.