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For Christmas

We provide Christmas food and gift services in Auckland. We also work partner organisations to provide food and gifts to whānau in their local communities outside the CBD.

Find out more about the different help available below.

Do you need help with Christmas?

This year, due the continuing uncertainty and health risks caused by COVID-19, the Mission is providing Christmas services in a similar way to 2020.


How do I sign up for the Meri Kirihimete Food & Gift Service

This year, there is a dedicated phone line for our Meri Kirihimete Food and Gift Service.

We are not taking bookings for the Food and Gift Service until Monday 13 December. You will need to ring our free phone number 0800 223 663 from Monday 13th December. Lines will be open Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, from Monday 13 December to book in to collect between Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 22nd December.

We will not take bookings via Facebook or email.

How do I sign up for Christmas help from your partner organisations?

Manurewa Marae

  • To be confirmed.


  • This year the ‘7 Days of Christmas Foodbank Event’ will be held from Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th & Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd December.
  • It will operate as a drive through, contactless event in order to ensure your safety in line with Covid protocols.
  • Bookings for Christmas parcels begin Tuesday 7th December, from 10am-1pm.
  • The catchment area is: Māngere, Ōtāhuhu, Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Manukau, Wiri, Hillsborough, Penrose, Onehunga, Mt Wellington and Royal Oak
  • Call 0800 686-232 to book an appointment.

Papakura Marae

  • Keep an eye on the Papakura Marae website for details:


  • Bookings from whānau in need will be taken from Tuesday December 7th – Friday December 10th, between 9.00am and 3.00pm.
  • Phone number: 0800 FOOD 00 (0800 366 300)
  • Operating in West Auckland only
  • Bookings are essential.

Will you be holding a Christmas Day Lunch?

More information to follow in the coming weeks.