For food

If you don’t have enough food for you and your family, please don't hesitate to ask us for help.

We work with three partner organisations across Tāmaki Makaurau to provide support with food across the region.

See below to find out which organisation is closest to you.

Do you need assistance with food?

Food from the Mission

If you don’t have enough kai for yourself and your family and need a food parcel, please call 0800 223 663. Our team is here to help from 8.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Food needs to be picked up from our site in Grafton – we do not deliver.

Booking is required. No walk-ins please. 

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Call 0800 223 663.
  2. Tell us what you need (how many people are in your whānau etc).
  3. Make a time to collect your food.
  4. Bring ID (so we can make sure you’re getting the right parcel).
  5. Enjoy your kai!

When we talk to you, we may also be able to help you with other situations you might be facing and link you in with other services.

You can check what kind of things are in a typical food parcel below.

Find out where your local foodbanks are.

You must call to make an appointment:

0800 223 663

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.00pm


What's in a food parcel?

Every Auckland City Mission food parcel contains ingredients necessary to create simple, nutritionally-balanced meals.

Mission food parcels vary in volume according to the size of the family, but all contain enough nutritious kai for 3 meals a day, for 4 days.

We use the Aotearoa Food Parcel Measure (AFPM) which is a calculating tool to keep parcels consistent in volume and ensure they are nutritionally adequate.

Exact contents may differ, for example cereal could be rolled oats, cornflakes, or Weetbix depending on what we have available.

Typically, a food parcel contains:
• Cereal
• Tea
• Milk powder
• Bread
• Onions, potatoes, carrots
• Dried vegetable soup mix
• Minced beef
• Sausages
• Tinned fish
• Baked beans
• Tinned or frozen vegetables such as corn, tomatoes or peas.
• Flour
• Rice or pasta

Plus, a selection of fresh ingredients depending on what is available.

Can I request certain items and special dietary requirements?

Every Auckland City Mission food parcel contains ingredients necessary to create simple, nutritionally-balanced meals. Although most parcels have the same items, you can request particular items and, as long as we have those in stock, they are popped into the parcel.  That means if you have particular dietary requirements or need pasta but not flour that week, you can get what you need. Alongside the core items, a few extra things might be included, depending on what has recently been donated.

Food from Ngā Whare Waatea Marae

Manukau Urban Māori Authority

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Call 0800 686 232 between 10am – 2pm, Mon to Fri.
  • Catchment area is Māngere, Ōtara, Ōtāhuhu, Mt Wellington, Flatbush, Royal Oak, Hillsborough, Papatoetoe and Manukau.
  • No walk-ins.
No walk ins. You must call:

0800 686 232

Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm

Food from Papakura Marae

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Call 0800 826 274 or 09 297 2036 between 9am – 11am, Mon to Fri
  • No walk-ins.
No walk ins. You must call:

0800 826 274

09 297 2036

Monday - Friday, 9am - 11am

Food from Manurewa Marae

Here’s how it works:

  • Online applications open from 9am Monday to Friday
  • The form will become inactive once the max limit is reached.
  • It will become active again the following day.
  • Manurewa residents only.
  • No walk-ins.

Apply online using the form below:

Haeata Community Centre

If you need a hot, nutritious meal you are welcome at our Haeata Community Centre seven days a week, 365 days a year.

You are welcome to join in some of the activities in the Activities space – check out the posters along the laneway to see what is on.

Contact us

140 Hobson St, Auckland Central

09 303 9266

Every day of the year, 8am to 11am