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?

Drop-in at 155 Open Arms to book your shop

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

155 Whare Āwhina, 155 Kamo Road, Kensington

Monday or Wednesday mornings between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

What to bring
Your ID

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 drop-in appointment at 155 Open Arms, 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 a month, and we ask for a $10 contribution but kei te pai if you do not have it.

Contact 155 Whare Kai

For more information, you can email foodbank@155.org.nz or ring 022 430 7614, leave a voicemail and our team will get back to you.

What to bring to 155 Whare Kai

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