Where to find food banks and food parcels in Auckland
After two lockdowns and ongoing job losses, many Aucklanders are facing serious hardship – some for the first time. We’ve put together a list of food banks and services across the city that can help ease the burden.
|Salvation Army – Manukau Community Ministry||Food bank and food parcels.|
Contact call centre and leave name and number, and they will call back.
Pick up only by appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12pm, and 1pm and 3pm.
|09 262 2332 for Manukau Community Ministry|
0800 53 00 00 for local ministry
|Otara Kai Village||The OKV Social Kai store is a space that rescues good kai and re-distributes back out into the community free.|
Store hours vary each week but food is always available on Wednesdays 9.30am – 2pm.
|120 East Tamaki Road, Ōtara|
|Takanini Gurdwara (Suprime Sikh Society of New Zealand)||Collections only. Mon–Fri, 4pm–6pm. All people welcome. Drive in entry Gate 1 and open your boot. Do not leave your car. Drive out through exit gate 2 once boot has been loaded.||70 Takanini School Rd, Takanini.|
|St Vincent de Paul Society South Auckland||Food bank in Ōtāhuhu open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 am-12:30 pm.|
Pick up only (conditions apply).
|Call first: 09 815 6122 or 0800 680 090|
|LIFE Soup Kitchen||Cooked takeaway meals that can be picked up from locations in Ōtara, Manurewa, Glen Innes, Papakura and Māngere.||09-306 4222|
|Otara Health Charitable Trust||Food bank for families living in Ōtara or Papatoetoe.|
Bring ID and proof of address.
Open Friday 12 to 2.30pm. Supplies are usually all allocated by Friday.
|Budgeting & Family Support Services||Food parcels available at Māngere and Tuakau. Call first, and bring ID, proof of address and a face mask.||Mangere: 09 275 2255|
Tuakau: 09 236 9804
|St Marks Church in Pakuranga||Food bank and general assistance for Pakuranga.||09 576 5296|
|Rawiri Community House||Food exchange in Wiri. See Facebook for details.|
Office hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 2.30pm
|09 263 8202|
|Manurewa Marae||Fill out the support form first on their Facebook page.||09 267 8768|
|United We Stand – Rewa waka of caring||A group of volunteers providing food in Manurewa||2 Mcannalley Street – old Auto One shop next to Dominos|
Open 8.30am to late – drop-ins ok
|Affirming Works food parcels||Food parcels in Ōtāhuhu||Register online|
[email protected] or 0800 0AFFIRM
|The Fono Feleoko Food Hubs||Support for people directly affected by lockdown and former clients of The Fono. Call or send Facebook message.||0800 FONO4U (0800366648)|
|The Pride Project Aotearoa HQ||Food and community support for Manurewa.||Are you a single parent, elderly, have underlying health conditions or experience financial hardship? If yes, complete the form: https://form.jotform.com/200917231388859|
|Age Concern (Elderly only)||Food parcels and assistance with shopping.||Counties Manukau – 09 279 4331|
|Student Volunteer Army||Contactless food delivery service for people 65+, essential workers, their families and vulnerable groups.|
Shop online or call for assistance. Goods come at a cost.
|09 801 2122|
0800 005 902
|Papakura Marae Foodbank||Food parcel for Papakura and Manurewa areas||To request a food parcel, please phone 09 297 2036 or 0800TAMARIKI to complete an assessment between 9am and 11am.|
|Ngā Whare Waatea Marae, Māngere||A drive-through food bank operating weekdays at 31 Calthorp Close, Māngere from 10am to 2pm until further notice. Bring ID. Wait in car and staff will get to each person one at a time, asking relevant questions as needed.|
|BBM – Buttabean Motivation||Food bank in Manukau||Email [email protected] if you need support from the BBM Plantation Foodbank or visit the website: https://www.thebbmprogram.com/about-us/contact-us|
|Pukekohe Salvation Army||3 Tobin Street, Pukekohe|
09 238 5641
|Auckland City Mission||Emergency food parcels. Call 0800 223 663|
|Salvation Army food parcels||Contact the Mt Wellington Salvation Army Community Ministry on 09 379 7615 or your local Salvation Army Community Ministry (ring 0800 53 00 00 to find your local ministry).|
|Presbyterian Support Northern||Call 09 309 2054 to arrange a pick-up at from Grafton. Strictly no walk-ins. Collections are strictly between 11am and 12 noon from Monday to Friday.|
|St Vincent De Paul, Newton branch||Call 09 815 6122 or email [email protected] and they can deliver a food parcel.|
|The Impact Centre||The Impact Centre and New Hope Fellowship in Onehunga provide a food bank to help and support those in need. For more information email [email protected] or phone Julie on 0210 296 3455|
|Orakei Foodbank||Food parcels. Please call first on 09 521 5712 and leave message on voicemail with details of how many in family etc.|
|Siaola||Vahefonua Tonga Methodist Mission Family Wellbeing Services providing food parcels for the Tongan community. Email [email protected]|
Phone 09 600 2662
|VisionWest||Emergency food parcels in Glen Eden. Call first on 09 818 0781. Open Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 3pm.|
E: [email protected]
|Hills Church on Hillsborough Road||Email [email protected] with details on your needs and they will do their best to provide a food parcel. Hills Church has also offered to go shopping for those who cannot leave home due to self-isolation if needed.|
|The Village Community Services Trust||Food support in Avondale. 09 828 6520|
|Norwest Care Trust Foodbank||Food parcel delivery in West Auckland (Herald Island, Hobsonville, Whenuapai, Royal Heights, West Harbour, Massey, Westgate, Massey West)|
|Generation Ignite Food Bank||Food parcels available at the New Lynn Community Centre on Fridays. Tickets for food parcels and for lunch are handed out at 12.30pm (on a first in first served basis). Parcels will be distributed & lunch served from 1pm.|