Where to get help with food in AKL right now. Food Banks and community services.

If you’re struggling right now and you're in AKL....

Auckland Council

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.

Salvation Army

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 2054Collections between 11am – 12pm, Monday to Friday from 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. No walk-ins.

Foodbank NZ

022 045 8184



Auckland City Mission

09 303 9200

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm

The Fono (Pasifika only)

COVID-19 Pacific Family Package



0800 366 648




0800 887 667

Generation Ignite


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



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


Orakei Foodbank

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

Hills Church


Hillsborough Rd

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

Papakura Marae

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

Accelerating Auckland

Food Care Packages

40 Lovegrove Ave Otara

Judy Speight

CBNZ Covid19 Response Team (The Community Builders NZ Trust)

Complete our form if you are needing assistance: https://form.jotform.com/201027853369053* Providing support to Otara & Hills Road Senior court residents unable to afford groceries or in self–isolation with no access to other support networks and have no transport to get food supplies. We may be able to support other seniors requiring support in Otara so please get in touch to check.* If you live on any of the following streets and require urgent support with a food care package please contact your dedicated street leader. Alternatively send a PM via www.facebook.com/thecommunitybuildersnz/ OR email:mailto:thecommunitybuildersnz@gmail.com to get connected to your neighbour lead. Streets include:

  • Aldo Place

  • Clayton Ave

  • Cooper Cres

  • Cordoba Court

  • Eileen Lane

  • Gaye Cres

  • Garrett Place

  • Parker Cres

  • Upper Flat Bush Road

  • Velvet Cres

  • Vilma Place

  • Waipapa Cres*

    If you are a kaitiaki for a Pataka Kai and wish to open during Level 4 lock down please get in touch with Candice to open with new our new authorised guidelines. Contact www.patakai.co.nz or kaipataka@gmail.com>>> Message The Community Builders NZ Trust Website: https://www.communitybuildersnz.org/ FB: www.facebook.com/thecommunitybuildersnz/ or Email: thecommunitybuildersnz@gmail.com

Rawiri Community House

09 263 8202Liz@rawiri.org

Also providing housing support

The Pride Project Aotearoa HQ (Manurewa only)

0272378756Are 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

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

Māngere Connect

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/kimNpMTQsPRvpegW8or email ns4mangere@gmail.com

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 / ian@sacbf.org.nz

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.

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