Food & Goods Donations

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

In 2021-22, we distributed more than 63,000 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 too!

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

Goods donations

Due to space limitations, we are currently only accepting adults clothing in great condition.

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

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...


food parcels


health consultations


drug and alcohol