Grocery Parcel Request
About the Pantry
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SERVICE
Request for an Emergency Grocery Parcel
Porirua Anglicans operate St Anne's Pantry to distribute emergency food to people in Porirua City and the Linden area. St Anne's Pantry serves alongside other community groups who run similar services promoting food security. Together we seek to ensure that some of the needs of those seeking food security are met.
Grocery parcels are delivered by St Anne's Pantry to residential households.
We are Open Mon-Fri for Grocery Deliveries. Please request before 1pm for same day delivery.
Emergency food requests can be made through Porirua Citizens' Advice Bureau (CAB). Call 04-237 8846 or email email@example.com (include your phone number in your email). Or, you may complete and send the form, on this page.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO FEED BACK
I absolutely love & appreciate the food parcel service that you all have provided. It has helped our household, as well as myself to get back on track with essential living. Will definitely donate food asap. Thank yous all so much!
It was very much appreciated as I had various Bill's at those times, my son who is 15 comes here from caregiver who gives no money for food. I was also able to share info with other needed families single dads and elderly neighbour who just got out of hospital and wasn't mobile thank you your organisation is awesome
Thank you so much the fast reliable and much appreciated assistance has helped us so much
I truly do not know how to thank St Annes pantry and their suppliers/donors enough for the kindness and un-bias assistance they provide me and my family when we are in unforeseen circumstances where the parcel they deliver is very much appreciated. Thankyou. God bless.
St Anne's Pantry is a non-profit charity run by volunteers. While more than 50% of groceries distributed are donated, finance is sought to pay for grocery purchases, refrigeration, travel, cleaning, safety equipment, storage, stationery, etc. We seek government and institutional funding as well as individual donations.
You can deposit money for the St Anne's Pantry operation into BNZ account: 02-0548-0035743-083 - include your name so we can identify you. Please use the donation form on this page to provide your contact information. Your donation will be acknowledged and receipted.
St Anne's Pantry, as part of Porirua Anglican Parish, is a registered charity # CC31568 and is registered for GST.
If you have grocery donations for St Anne's Pantry, please contact phone: 027 944 4996 or, leave food at New World Porirua or Mana Food Donation receptacles. These donated goods are regularly collected.
Alternatively, the following churches will receive food donations and pass them on: Presbyterian Churches of Khandallah, St Barnabas - Mana and Titahi Bay plus Pauatahanui (Plimmerton), Whitby. Titahi Bay and Porirua Anglican Churches.
Supermarket, Education & Community Donations
We enjoy some very special relationships with schools, community organisations and supermarkets. In return for your support we undertake to promote your organisation strongly through our communication channels. We can also provide an interesting speaker to talk to your group about St Anne's Pantry. Please contact us to talk about possibilities.
Updated Saturday 9 November 2020
St Anne's Pantry is operated by volunteers. The tasks are many including:
We are always on the lookout for people who fit well into our volunteer team.
If you are considering offering as a St Anne's Pantry Volunteer please read the Volunteer Agreement attached below. If you want to proceed with a Volunteer Application, please complete and submit the Volunteer Application Form below.
Applicants who volunteer will be interviewed and, if offered a position, will be asked to join us for a one month trial.
Volunteer Positions Available
Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou tēnā koutou katoa
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who contribute groceries and gifts. We appreciate your support. Together, we make a difference in this community.
To whānau who receive grocery parcels from St Anne's Pantry we offer arohanui.
Ngā mihi - kind regards,
Sofia & Margaret.
Bula. I have been in NZ since 2016. I came from Fiji and have two sons. I work at Pak’n’Save Porirua. My interests are family, watching movies and gardening. I live in Ranui, Porirua.
Kia ora. I have lived in Wellington since 1994. We moved here as a family from Christchurch. We have four adult children and nine mokopuna. I work two days a week at Te Omanga Hospice. My interests are family/whānau, sewing, cooking, dog walking and watching movies. I live in Linden.
St Anne's Pantry is a Porirua Food Bank initiated by Vicar Jonathon Boyes and church member Pat Higham as the Porirua Anglican Cooperative Trust (PACT) in 1985. In 1989 PACT was re-titled St Anne's Pantry and Jean Stratford took leadership until her death c.2005. In 2001, on Jean's watch, 3,000 people received food through 800 food parcels - an average of 16 per week.
St Anne's Pantry was led subsequently by Rev'd. Esme Collins and a Parish team. During the past decade the Pantry was facilitated by Diane Stuart and Val Grace supported by Bob Stuart, until the end of 2019.
Current Pantry Facilitators are Sofia Ali and Margaret Alve.
St Anne's Pantry continues as a ministry of the Porirua Anglican Parish which centres on St Anne's Church, Arawhata Street, Ranui, Porirua.
1 January - 25 November
St Anne's Pantry has distributed 941 Grocery Parcels to 568 Porirua Households and served 4195 people. Estimated value of groceries distributed: $150,500
Creating a Food Secure Future for Porirua and New Zealand
St Anne's Pantry seeks to provide food security for Porirua and Linden Households by promptly delivering to households emergency food parcels to help alleviate crisis situations. While we seek to empower householders with some choices about what food they prefer our emphasis is quick response using rescued food from Kiwi Community Assistance, food donations from a variety of others and some purchased food items.
St Anne's Pantry Leaders recognise that there are other local agencies who also address the challenge of providing a food secure future for the People of Porirua and Linden in other, complementary ways. We are part of a collective of such agencies who consult together to address food security issues collaboratively.
On this page we provide info about some of these agencies.
WESLEY HOUSE RESOURCES
At: 206 Mungavin Avenue, Cannons Creek
Phone: 237 7923 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re in need of some kai to get you through the week, pop in to our community pantry at Wesley House in Cannons Creek for a no-stress, no-guilt food parcel.
When: 9.30am to 12pm, Monday and Thursday
Real Good Kai
Learn how to cook cheap and healthy meals for you and your whānau. you’ll get a new recipe each week – and share delicious kai with new friends at the end of each class.
When: Wednesday 1.00pm – 2.30pm
How often: Once a term
How long: 8 weeks
Growing and learning māra
Our garden is a resource for the whole community – we love seeing everyone get their hands dirty. Come along to our twice-weekly
working bees or get in touch to find out how we can manaaki your group in our garden.
When: Tuesday and Thursday 10.00am to 12.00pm
Porirua Fruit and Vege Co-op
Get cheap, fresh and healthy kai in your neighbourhood every week. You pay just $12 for a great selection of produce.
When: Every Tuesday
To order from the Porirua Fruit and Vege Co-op click on the link below:
Join the co-op now
W: http://wellfed.kiwi/ E: email@example.com
WELLfed delivers FREE cooking classes - teaching basic cooking skills.
Participants learn how to plan, shop, safely prepare and cook low-cost healthy meals, with a strong focus on seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables.
WELLfed has been co-designed with the local community, to make the classes accessible and to ensure that the recipes and classes make a real difference.
Our programme delivers a series of interactive cooking classes, held weekly in the communities that need it most.
Community Garden at: 54 Hampshire St. Cannons Creek
18 Mungavin Ave., Ranui, Porirua
P: 04-237 5968
Requests for food parcels from St. Vincent de Paul food bank, Porirua, can be made via email or phone. Usual delivery days apply:
Opportunity Shop - second hand clothes, bric a brac, household items and furniture's. The shop is open during Level 2 Mon - Fri 10am-3pm.
We’re setting out to address the root causes of food insecurity in Aotearoa
Kore Hiakai - Zero Hunger Collective supports the work of community food organisations across New Zealand, while also undertaking the slower, deeper work of addressing poverty-related hunger’s root causes.
Te Kore Hiakai - Zero Hunger Collective brings together community, producers, retailers, philanthropy, and government to build collaborative, long-term, sustainable, and mana-enhancing solutions to food inequality in Aotearoa.
St Anne's Pantry support this Collective.
During the Covid-19 Levels 3 & 4 lockdown Porirua City Council Staff operated the Porirua Emergency Operation Centre that oversaw the distribution of 100's of Food Parcels into Porirua City. St Anne's Pantry were among those who assisted this operation. Subsequently Council Staff and other stakeholders, including us, are reviewing this experience and are planning to improve food security in Porirua during emergency scenarios as well as when things are more normal.
We are also part of a forum of Wellington City interested parties including the Wellington City Council, who strive and work to create a food secure future.
Watch this space....
Citizen Advice Bureau Porirua offer a large range of services, viz:
Forms and Pamphlets
We hold printed forms and pamphlets on a wide range of topics including consumer rights, tenancy law, parenting after separation, and employment. We can also access and print off online government forms and other essential information.
Our volunteers are trained to help with filling in Immigration forms and getting answers to your questions. We have a range of information booklets in several languages.
Support and Advocacy
We will help with letter-writing and phone calls.
We are an agent for St Anne’s Pantry food bank and can tell you about other food bank options.
Justices of the Peace
JPs are available on weekdays from 12.30 to 3pm. You don’t need an appointment.
Trained budget advisers hold regular clinics at CAB. Call 237 8846 to make an appointment. Bring bank statements, loan agreements, bills, pay slips or Work and Income printout.
We have specially trained volunteers who can assist with questions about Work and Income benefits. Call 237 8846 to make an appointment.
Salvation Army Community Ministries in Porirua
Cnr Warspite and Fantame Streets, Cannons Creek
Phone: 04 235 6266