Food banks

Find out where to get food supplies if you're struggling.

We have the Hutt Valley Emergency Kai Collective to support our community during the COVID-19 response.

If you need food, you can call one of the below suppliers near you:

Upper Hutt
Ōrongomai Marae
04-528 9639

Stokes Valley
Stokes Valley Foodbank
027 557 0248

Taitā & Pōmare
Te Aroha Kai
04-939 8347

Kōkiri Marae
04-939 7906

Central and South Lower Hutt
Hutt City Salvation Army
04-570 0273

To make a donation, email - resources are distributed across all the different community groups depending on who needs what.

Hutt Valley Emergency Kai Collective Facebook

The Lower Hutt Community Foodbank is located at 27B Dudley Street in the CBD.

The Foodbank was started in 1986 when Sir John Kennedy-Good, then the Mayor of Lower Hutt, saw a need to better serve the less privileged members of the community.

The Lower Hutt Foodbank provides emergency food parcels, free to families and individuals within the Hutt community, who are in true need. Clients come from all suburbs within the Lower Hutt valley - from Petone to Stokes Valley, and from the Western Suburbs to Wainuiomata and Eastbourne.

All clients receive a food parcel on their first visit as long as they provide proof of ID.

Contact email:

Lower Hutt Foodbank

The Salvation Army foodbank is located on the corner of Kings Crescent and Cornwall Street.

It's open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30am to 11:30am. You can go in and talk to them in person or leave your name and a contact phone number and they'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Parcels will be available for collection after 12:30pm – usually on the same day you are called.

Contact email:

Telephone: (04) 570 0273.

The Tuatahi food bank is located on 15 Queen Street, Wainuiomata.

This food bank provides free food parcels to families in need, within the Wellington region. The food bank operates from Monday to Friday, 9am to 3 pm.

Food parcels consist of non-perishable foods kindly donated by our community and tailored to fit the needs of your family. These can be requested and picked up on the same day. Please note that we currently do not provide delivery services for food parcels.

If you need a food parcel, call 0800 822 8244.