Food for free

There are a number of free food sources around Taranaki. If you are in need of food please get in touch with one of the great community groups below. Or, if you have excess do the same!


Free food opportunities

Free food projects and options include:

  • Food is Free Project - surplus garden veg or fruit for free in various neighborhood locations.

  • Kai Kitchen - a place that aims to alleviate child poverty through Kai and kindness in Hawera.

  • Neighbourly - has a local group where people can swap food (excess fruit, vegies, baking etc..) or beverages (Kombucha, juices, wine, coffee etc..) with like minded neighbours.

  • On the House - distributing quality surplus food weekly in New Plymouth to those in need.

  • Salvation Army - providing a food Bank and support services in New Plymouth & Hāwera

Volunteering opportunities to grow, learn and share include community gardens:

Community and Accessible Orchards:


If you know of other stockists/retailers/suppliers/services or all round fantastic sustainable sources please let us know so that we can include them here.