Food Security

We run a number of initiatives to get food to those who need it. Because a full puku is a happy puku.

Food Security | 155 Food Rescue & Food Bank | Whangarei, Northland | Drop in Clinic

Through 155 Food Rescue, we redistribute surplus kai and keep pātaka kai pantries stocked for our community. 

155 Open Arms serves breakfast and lunch six days a week, 155 Whare Kai is our social supermarket, and we also provide school snack packs throughout the school term.

155 Whare Kai

We have a social supermarket providing kai support with dignity.

155 Food Rescue Northland | Whakaora Kai Taitokerau

Call 155 Food Rescue: 022 475 3473

Our 155 Food Rescue operation redistributes a wide range of healthy and nutritious food, making it available for food banks, churches, marae, schools, and any non-profit group or volunteer organisation in need of food.

By reducing food waste ending up in landfill, we are also helping protect our local environment.

155 Food Rescue operation

If you are:

A community organisation with members in need of kai 
A food producer with surplus stock to donate

Please contact us via the channels outlined above. 

School Snack Packs

Available Mondays during term 
8.30am - 9am
102 Robert St and 155 Kamo Road

We know sometimes whānau can be short of kai at the beginning of the week. We hope this will awhi for those moments and mean our tamariki can start their week at kura with full puku.

Every Monday during term, we have pre-packed snack bags and a piece of fruit available for tamariki to bring to kura. All you need to add is the sandwich.

How to order:

Come along on Monday morning during term between 8.30am and 9am. We will post on the page if the packs are all allocated.

Pātaka Kai

Our 155 Food Rescue team keeps two 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

For a list of other pātaka kai in Taitokerau Northland, click on the button:

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

Soul Food
Soul Food