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Food banks classed as essential social services: Continuing to operate

Friday March 27 2020

We are lucky to have a number of wonderful food banks and free food providers in the city. They have altered their services as follows.

Methodist Social Services, Crossroads Church and Salvation Army

These three providers are partnering to run a single operation and moving to delivery rather than being open for people to come in – please see the Methodist Social Services Facebook page for details.

Just Zilch

Just Zilch is also in discussion with Salvation Army to coordinate their efforts, and is moving to delivery only. It has an online form for people needing food parcels on its Facebook page.


LUCK is closed for in person collection, and is doing deliveries – see its Facebook page for contact details.

Red Cross Meals on Wheels

Red Cross is continuing to deliver its contracted Meals on Wheels service.


Legacy – we understand it is still operating, working within guidelines.

Te Whare Koha

Unfortunately Te Whare Koha has had to close.