• What a wonderful response to our food drive at the local supermarkets on Saturday 16th Nov. Our stocks were extremely low which was a worry in the lead up to Christmas. But now our shelves are full thanks to the wonderful generosity of the Hutt residents. Thank you everyone!!
    Posted: Saturday 23 November 2019
  • Both the Petone and Lower Hutt Pak 'n Saves are coming to our rescue once again in the lead up to Christmas to subsidise food donated at their stores $1 for $1. The call on our services is particularly high during this time and our stocks deplete quickly. But with Pak 'n Saves' contributions we are in good shape to start the year again. Many thanks Pak 'n Save!
    Posted: Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • On Saturday November 16 we will be asking the supermarket shoppers to be especially generous as our stocks are much lower than usual and we need to fill our shelves before Christmas. Petone and Lower Hutt public have never let us down and always come up trumps so we hope to be in much better shape ready for Christmas.
    Posted: Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Its the time of year where we get to thank all our supporters and friends, look back on the past year and forward to the next one. You are cordially invited to the
    2019 Annual General Meeting
    Thursday 22 August at St Mark's Church Woburn Road, Lower Hutt.
    Morning tea will be from 10am with the meeting following at approximately 10.30.
    We do hope you can make it.
    Posted: Sunday 21 July 2019
  • The first Food Drive for 2019 will be on Saturday 25 May. All Lower Hutt supermarkets will participate along with Pak 'n Save Petone. the Hutt community has always been very generous and contributions make a huge difference to our ability to provide a service to our struggling families. See you there!
    Posted: Monday 15 April 2019
  • Pak 'n Save Petone and Lower Hutt are giving the Foodbank a $ for $ subsidy for all food donations from 1 Nov until Christmas. What an amazingly generous gift once again. It makes a huge difference to what we can offer families at Christmas and indeed, throughout the year. Thanks heaps Pak 'n Save!
    Posted: Saturday 1 December 2018
  • The Lower Hutt Foodbank will be open for the last time in 2018 on 22 December. It will reopen on Tuesday Jan 8 2019. This is to enable all the workers to recharge their batteries and come back fresh in the New Year. Happy Christmas everyone!
    Posted: Saturday 1 December 2018
  • Another wonderful response from a very generous Lower Hutt community. A huge thank you to all our contributors. And what wonderful work the service club volunteers picking up thousands of bags of food from all the streets in Lower Hutt and the Bays. And thanks to Hutt News for organising the distribution of bags and to Z- Energy for accepting unclaimed bags on our behalf. A team of Foodbank volunteers worked their butts off in the afternoon, sorting and storing all the food. All round a very successful day indeed!!
    Posted: Monday 24 September 2018
  • Young William Hoeksma deserves a big bouquet for asking friends to his 9th birthday not to bring him a present but to bring something for the Foodbank. The result was a very generous contribution to Foodbank supplies. Well done William. We need more like you!
    Posted: Monday 17 September 2018
  • Nearly 30,000 food donation bags will be delivered to households across the Lower Hutt region along with your Hutt News. The result will provide several months worth of provisions for families and individuals in need. The Hutt community is always very generous with its contributions, enabling the foodbank to provide over 2000 emergency food parcels per year, large enough to feed a family for a week. Households will need to put their donation bags at their gate by 12 noon after which the Lions and Rotary will be collecting. So bring it on Lower Hutt and live up to your wonderfully generous reputation.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • What a wonderful response we had once again to our supermarket food drive on 26 May. Stocks had dwindled alarmingly due to increased demand on our service so to have our shelves full again is very reassuring. It means we can assist families and individuals get through the winter months with our emergency food parcels. So a big thank you Lower Hutt!
    Posted: Thursday 21 June 2018
  • The Student Services Committee of Hutt Valley High recently organised a highly successful call for cans for our Foodbank. Students came up trumps and between them contributed 1700 cans of food. So a big thank you especially to the students who organised the event and to the students for responding so generously.
    Posted: Thursday 21 June 2018
  • We are looking forward to this day when the community makes a special effort to donate food for our Lower Hutt Foodbank and are always so generous. Stocks are really low at present due to a noticeable increase in demand. Foodbanks around the country are experiencing this increase as well with a marked increase in the number of clients living in cars. So look out for the foodbank trolley on 26 May at both Pak 'n Saves, LH New World and High St Countdown. See you there!
    Posted: Thursday 10 May 2018
  • The public donated a record amount of food in the lead up to Christmas - badly needed not only before Christmas but now, when families are faced with major costs of school uniforms, fees and books. a big thank you to all who gave so generously.
    Posted: Monday 26 February 2018
  • Pak 'n Save supermarkets in Petone and Lower Hutt matched public food donations dollar for dollar. This means Petone supermarket was able to give the Foodbank a cheque for $11,800! This is a wonderful help and will enable us to buy food basics that have not been donated without having to apply for funding from other sources. Lower Hutt Pak 'n Save donated a further $2000. Both supermarkets have been presented with Certificates of Appreciation, a small recognition for a huge contribution. Many thanks Pak 'n Save!
    Posted: Monday 26 February 2018
  • It is with much pleasure that we welcome Beverley Driver who started work with the Foodbank earlier this month. She comes with a strong background in the government, business and voluntary sectors.
    Posted: Monday 26 February 2018
  • Once again the Lower Hutt community responded in spades to requests for food for our families in need. Not only that but Rotary and Lions Club volunteers put in a mammoth effort to collect food bags from the whole district filling our shelves and storage area. A great back up for the increased demands we expect before Christmas. Thanks to the Hutt News for their support too. We have a great community which thinks of others less well-off than themselves. A fine community effort.
    Posted: Monday 25 September 2017
  • May 27 saw another Newztalk ZB supermarket food drive. As usual, the Hutt Valley community were very generous and have filled the foodbank shelves again. We thank everyone who donated on that day and for continuing public support. It makes us feel proud to be providing a service in such a public spirited community. Well done Hutt Valley!
    Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2017
  • After a very effective 2 years in the Chair, Juliet Clare stood down at the AGM in August 2016 but lucky for us has stayed on the Committee. We have been really fortunate to have Mark Vallance as the new Chair to carry on Juliet's great work. Mark came recommended through Volunteer Hutt and has brought much experience working with the non-profit sector. He has already shown himself to have invaluable knowledge around recent legislative changes and other bureaucratic requirements. It's great to have you Mark!
    Posted: Saturday 21 January 2017
  • 2016 brought another Christmas of overwhelming public generosity towards those in need. Food donations flew in from all parts of the Lower Hutt community which makes us all realise how lucky we are to live here where people look after each other.
    Posted: Sunday 15 January 2017
  • Lower Hutt Libraries, you are amazing! Once again your 'Food for Fines' programme generated a very large number of cans, all beautifully boxed and ready for storage. Many thanks libraries!
    Posted: Sunday 15 January 2017

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