A social supermarket in Whangārei providing kai support with dignity.
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Are you seeking kai?
Phone or email 155 Whare Kai to book your shop
Anyone is welcome, whether you self-refer, are supported by 155 Whare Āwhina or other social service agencies.
You no longer need to see us in person for a korero - we're doing them over the phone.
The phone line is manned every weekday morning - Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm - for you to call in to book your shop.
Phone 09 437 0185 - extension 3. If unanswered, leave your name and phone number for kaimahi to call you back.
You can also email email@example.com at any time. Just let us know your name and phone number so we can call you back for a phone interview during these times.
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:
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
Rescues quality food destined for landfill and redistributes it to community organisations across Taitokerau.
Serves breakfast and lunch six days a week.
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.
Other community providers of kai
Provides food parcels Tuesday to Friday.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on (09) 438 8335.
Provides free dinners for whānau.
Mondays at 7.30pm.
Whangarei Anglican, 2 Kamo Road, Regent, Whangārei
Has information on other Food Banks in Northland.