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155 Whare Kai

A social supermarket in Whangārei providing kai support with dignity.

155 Whare Kai Food Bank | Whangarei, Northland | Drop in Clinic

1. Book

2. Shop

3. Happy puku

Are you seeking kai?

Phone to book your shop

Anyone is welcome, whether you self-refer, are supported by 155 Whare Āwhina or other social service agencies.

Mondays between 9.30am and 12pm.

Phone 09 437 0185 - extension 3 and leave us a voicemail with your name and phone number for kaimahi to call you back.

You can also email at any time with your name and phone number.

Note: Voicemails or emails left/sent in the afternoons will be responded to the following Monday morning.

Work and Income

We ask that you have tried to access assistance from Work and Income prior to dropping in.

If you have received a letter from Work and Income declining assistance within the past six months, please bring this with you. 

How does it work?

During your phone call our 155 Whare Kai Kaimahi will have a korero with you. 

Following this, our Kaimahi will book your shopping time at 155 Whare Kai. This will be either on the same day or before the end of the week. 

Whānau can shop once every 8 weeks, and we ask for a $10 contribution but kei te pai if you do not have it.

Contact 155 Whare Kai

Phone: 09 437 0185 extension 3, leave a voicemail and our team will get back to you

We invite you to join our private Facebook community group to receive updates from the team, ask questions and connect.

What to bring to 155 Whare Kai

You will find our social supermarket at 3 Woods Road, on the corner of Woods and Commerce Streets. 

Parking will be available at the front door of the supermarket.

When you arrive for your booked shop, please remember to bring in your:

  • Photo ID

  • Shopping bags

Shopping at Whare Kai

Shopping at 155 Whare Kai

We want you to have a warm, inviting and comfortable experience.

Upon entry, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our Kaimahi who will walk you through the supermarket.  

You will receive points based on the size of your household  that you can spend on any items within the supermarket. These points replace money and everything in the supermarket has points allocated. 

You’ll receive a trolley with a calculator so you can tally up as you shop.  

At the end of your shop you will go to the counter and our Kaimahi will check you out and bag your kai.

We also have kaiārahi on-hand to connect you with additional wraparound support if needed.

Other ways to get kai

Serves breakfast and lunch six days a week.

Pātaka Kai 

155 Whakaora Kai keeps two of our pantries stocked with kai to help keep pukus full. They are located outside the whare at 155 Kamo Road, and at the 155 Open Arms reception at 102 Robert St.

Redistributes rescued kai to registered charities, marae, kura and sports clubs to share with their communities. 

Other community providers of kai

Salvation Army
Provides food parcels Tuesday to Friday.
Contact or call them on  (09) 438 8335. 

Soul Food
Provides free dinners for whānau. 
Mondays at 7.30pm.
Whangarei Anglican, 2 Kamo Road, Regent, Whangārei
Has information on other Food Banks in Northland.