If you need help with food for yourself or your families at this difficult time, these organisations are giving out FREE food parcels to those in need.
Aucklanders unable to afford groceries or in self–isolation with no access to other support networks can call 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week. Callers must meet government criteria for assistance.
0800 53 00 00
Text your name and postcode to 4114 and a rep. will contact you within 48 hours.
Presbyterian Support Northern
09 309 2054
Collections between 11am – 12pm, Monday to Friday from 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. No walk-ins.
022 045 8184
Auckland City Mission
09 303 9200
Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm
The Fono (Pasifika only)
COVID-19 Pacific Family Package
021956633 / 0800 366 648
VisionWest / 0800 887 667
Drive-through foodbank at 1pm on Fridays at the New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Ave. Operating until 3pm or parcels run out.
Hope Centre Foodbank / 02108048436
44H, Unit 4 Portage Road, New Lynn
Care Waitākere (Te Atatū only)
(09) 834 6480 or 0211133355
Pickup food parcels on Thursdays
Available for those in need who are ineligible for WINZ food grants
Village Community Trust
Delivering food parcels Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Call 521 5712 and leave message on voicemail with details of how many in family etc. Parcels are only delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays to Orakei, Kohi and Mission Bay
St Vincent De Paul
Call 09 815 6122 or email Auckland@stvinnies.co.nz and they can deliver a food parcel.
St Marks Church / 09 576 5296
Open Mon–Fri 10am–2.30pm, 09 297 2036. Please phone to request a food parcel, someone will ring you back to do a phone interview, then food will be delivered. Only deliveries to Papakura and Manurewa areas currently.
United We Stand, Waka Of Caring Drop in Centre
2 Mcannelly Street, Manurewa
Otara Health Charitable Trust – CRT (COVID Response Team)
Open Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm. Otara families unable to afford groceries or in self–isolation with no access to other support networks and have no transport to get food supplies. Message Otara Health Facebook page or email Tua@otarahealth.org.nz, Julia@otarahealth.org.nz or Mark@otarahealth.org.nz or call ph 09 274 8355
Food Care Packages
40 Lovegrove Ave Otara
Rawiri Community House
09 263 8202
Also providing housing support
The Pride Project Aotearoa HQ (Manurewa only)
Are you a single parent, elderly, have underlying health conditions or experience financial hardship? If yes, complete the form
Age Concern (Elderly only)
Food parcels and assistance with shopping. Counties Manukau – 09 279 4331
Ngā Whare Waatea Marae, Favona
Open Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm. Head to the Marae at 31 Calthorp Close, Māngere with ID. Wait in car and staff will get to each person one at a time, asking relevant questions as needed.
Māngere Budgeting and Family Support Services
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, call 0508 22 22 83
Assisting elderly, disabled, those living alone or solo parents who do not have support available during isolation with food/medicine collection and deliveries, laundry support or daily friendly phone calls (we have volunteers who can converse in Te reo, Cook Island, Samoan, Tongan or Niuean if you need). Complete Help Request link https://forms.gle/kimNpMTQsPRvpegW8
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
South Auckland Christian Foodbank, Papatoetoe
(they usually support the Ōtāhuhu foodbank when it is operating; seem to be busy as they have a COVID-19 urgent fundraiser going)
Contact Ian 0508 CHANGE LIVES / (0508 242 643) / 027 477 1092 / email@example.com
Takanini Sikh Gurudwara
Collections only. Mon–Fri, 4pm–6pm. Drive in entry gate and open your boot. Do not leave your car. Drive out through exit gate once boot has been loaded.