Higher demand for our parcels means we have to buy extra food to fill our shelves.
It costs about $12,000 per month to operate the Foodbank - 67% of this amount is used to buy food for our parcels and the remainder is spent on our rent and power, the salary of our part-time Service Coordinator, and other operational expenses.
The Lower Hutt Community Foodbank is registered as a charitable entity (CC25676). All donations qualify for tax credits and receipts are issued in July after the end of our tax year (or earlier if made through Givealittle, our preferred online donations portal).
There are several ways that you can make a financial donation to the Foodbank:
Donate directly into our bank account: 03-0531-0526749-01 - Lower Hutt Foodbank (Add your name in the Particulars field and email your address to email@example.com for your receipt)
One off donations
It's easy to make an individual donation on our Givealittle page here (a donation receipt is delivered straight away to the e-mail address you enter). When donating via Givealittle, please consider ticking the box to re-gift your available tax credit to us as an additional cash gift.
You can also set up your own fundraiser page for the Foodbank on Givealittle as an individual, group, or business. This is a great way to manage fundraising events, group challenges, alternative gift options, and to honour loved ones in memoriam.
Regular Giving allows us to focus on helping those in need, knowing that our monthly expenses are taken care of. Setting up a regular donation to the Foodbank by credit or debit card is quick and easy on Givealittle. Follow the instructions here.
Another easy way to make regular donations is directly from your salary or wages through Payroll Giving. Once set up, it can go where you go, meaning it stays with you even if you change workplaces, you just need to give your new employer the info. Find out more about payroll giving here.