The Mission’s Distribution Services play an important role in ensuring that donated goods are distributed to those in the community who need them most.
Clothing, furniture and household goods are collected, sorted and distributed to families who, without this support, would be sharing beds, eating on the floor, or unable to provide warm clothing for their children.
Items that are surplus to the needs of Mission’s clients are sold through our New Beginnings op-shops, with proceeds helping to fund the Mission’s vital social services.
The Distribution Centre team also collect and sort bulk donations for the Mission’s Foodlink programme (see below) and pack thousands of emergency food parcels each year.
We are always in need of volunteer groups at our Grafton-based Distribution Centre. For more information on how to get involved, please visit the Volunteer page.
Food is a fundamental human need, but this need is not restricted to those able to visit the Mission. There are thousands in the community who require a little assistance from time to time and there are hundreds of smaller community groups who work to help these people.
To assist these community groups, the Mission receives bulk food donations, splits them and distributes them to community food banks between Thames and Kaitaia.
Foodlink regularly supplies food to around 50 food banks and community groups across the region. On average, the Auckland City Mission distributes over $1,700,000-worth of food every year.
Your donations have helped us to meet the needs of many of our families who may not be in any way able to help themselves, due to a host of different issues that are happening in their lives. A tremendous help and we are very grateful.
Dependent on donations:
Auckland City Mission’s Foodlink community food programme relies entirely on donations.
Auckland City Mission extends its sincerest thanks to the following for their ongoing support of Foodlink:
Alsco, Cardinal Logistics, Cerebos Greggs, Ceres Enterprises, Chrisco Hampers, Earthwise, Fonterra, Frucor, Goodman Fielder, Libertea Drinks, Life Health Foods, Lim Brothers, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Lisa’s Health Foods, My Food Bag, Nescafe, Nestle, Pitango, Puhoi Cheese, PZ Cussons, Sanitarium, Scalzo Food, The Collective and Unilever.
To donate food for Emergency Food Parcels or Foodlink please email Distribution or phone: 09 377 4322.
*Please note that donated electrical items must be less than five years old, clean, in good working order and complete (with all original parts and pieces).