Food & Goods Donations

One in five Auckland families is currently struggling to put food on the table.

In 2021, we distributed more than 63,000 emergency food parcels and provided food and general supplies to 50 local food banks and community organisations.

Read on to find out what we need, and how you can help.

Get involved

Food donations

We’d love to hear from you if you could help by donating:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • non-perishable food items such as:
    • canned fish
    • canned vegetables (green beans, corn, tomatoes)
    • canned fruit
    • spreads (marmite, peanut butter)
    • rice and pasta
  • toiletries such as shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, tampons and pads, soap and moisturiser.

Please note, we cannot take one-off donations of cooked or perishable foods. For advice, email [email protected] 

Once the goods come in, we’re always looking for people to help sort and pack. It’s good fun and quite too!

If you’d like to volunteer, check out what’s involved.

Goods donations

*From January 2022 onwards, we cannot accept donations of furniture or electrical goods until further notice. We are still accepting other goods such as clothing, and general household items.

Before you throw anything away, ask yourself if someone in need might have a use for it. We happily accept donations of high quality used items throughout the year, and make sure that donated clothing, furniture and household goods are collected, sorted and delivered to families in need.

Anything surplus goes to our Op Shops to help fund our work supporting those in greatest need.

Free collection service

If you can’t drop off  donations to our Distribution Centre, arrange a free collection using this form. We’ll give you a call within three working days to confirm your booking.

Please note, we are only able to collect from homes in Auckland.

Bulk donations

We are part of the Foodlink collective and distribute food and general supplies throughout the year to more than 50 community foodbanks so that people can get food in their local area.

Foodlink relies entirely on donations, so all donations are gratefully received.

To organise, please contact

Christmas food and gift drive – Auckland’s Angels

Be Someone’s Angel this Christmas. Help the Mission bring the magic of Christmas to families in need by organising an Auckland’s Angels food and gift collection in your workplace or community.

Find out more information here.

Feed it Forward

Feed it Forward for Aucklanders in need by organising a food drive in your workplace, school or community group.

We really appreciate donations of non-perishable food (including canned vegetables, pasta, breakfast cereals) and toiletries (such as toothbrushes, shampoo and feminine hygiene products).  Here is a full list of items we need for our food parcels.

You can organise a food drive at any time of year.

Register now.

We have a range of free resources to help make your collection a success!

For more information contact us at

In the last year, generous

Aucklanders like you have

helped Aucklanders in need...

575

home visits to
provide community
based support

48,679

emergency
food parcels
distributed

17,054

health consultations

536

drug and alcohol
assessments