Around 90% of all food distributed by the Foodbank is donated to the Foodbank by members of the Hutt community. We are very grateful to the numerous church communities, sports groups, schools, businesses, supermarkets, and individuals who have made, and continue to make donations over the years. It is you who are the backbone of the Lower Hutt Community Foodbank.
We are very grateful for the support we receive from the congregations of a wide variety of churches in the Lower Hutt area. Every week their representatives drop in food collected at their Sunday services and it is much appreciated.
A special thank-you goes to the following Hutt Valley supermarkets for their support. They supply us with many food items and baked goods throughout the year, and also support us for the May and November Newstalk ZB-sponsored food day appeals.
Pak'n Save, Petone
Pak'n Save, Lower Hutt
New World, Lower Hutt
Countdown Queensgate, Lower Hutt
Countdown High Street, Lower Hutt
A special thanks goes to Pak 'n Save Petone. It matched all the food donations left for the Foodbank before Christmas in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and in 2019 with a donation of over $13,000 and to Pak 'n Save Lower Hutt for donations of around $3000. These contributions make a huge difference to what we can provide for our clients.
Thank-you also to Kaibosh the Wellington-based food-rescue organisation that supplies the Foodbank with fresh produce, bread and other food items each week.
The Foodbank gets about half its income through donations. These are used predominantly to pay for supplementary food purchases and for rent of the Dudley Street premises, but they also help the Foodbank meet its general operating expenses. For details on how to donate see Support Us.
In the 2018-19 tax year the Foodbank received monetary donations (including gift cards) for food purchases, rent and general running costs from:
St Augustines Anglican Church Petone, St Aidans On The Hill Normandale, St James Anglican Church Lower Hutt, St Marks Wesley Uniting Church Lower Hutt, Catholic Women’s League, Belmont Archdeaconry, Knox St Columba Presbyterian Church, Waiwhetu Uniting Church.
Waterloo School, St Orans School
20 individuals or families
9 businesses, business organisations, clubs, trusts and service groups
David Daly Charitable Trust, EJ & MC O'Brien Trust, ARL Lawyers Charitable Trust, Clegg Family Trust, Lions Club Lower Hutt, Red Cross Lower Hutt, Spark Foundation.
The Foodbank received grants from the following funding agencies during the 2015-16 financial year:
New Zealand Lottery Community Grants
Hutt City Council Community Development Fund and Community Organisation Grants Scheme
We thank the following entities for the past, and present, and ongoing support they provide to the Lower Hutt Foodbank - publicity, organisational and other forms of support.
Hutt Valley Lions Clubs
Hutt Valley rotary Clubs
Strongline Security Ltd