We're thrilled to announce that thanks to the huge amount of support and donations in the Auckland region, we've added three more hubs to our existing Royal Oak hub. Now, Auckland donations will go to either Glenfield, Waitakere, Royal Oak or Manukau. This means we're able to help more people over a wider area of the Auckland region! If you're in Auckland you don't need to do anything, the transfer to the new hubs is automatic. If you have a recurring donation and you live on the North Shore, for example, your donations will now automatically go to the Glenfield hub. This should mean that your donation in Auckland will go to person or family closer to you and you're helping your community closer to home. Thank you to all our amazing donors around New Zealand and around the world - with your ongoing support we're able to help more Kiwis seeking food assistance! Got a question? Send us an email!

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10-year-old besties Edie and Mia decided to combine their love of baking with a desire to help people. During the summer holidays the girls decided to set up two cupcake stalls, selling cupcakes at their gate to raise money for the SPCA and for The Foodbank Project. Edie's mum Talei says the girls baked and decorated the cupcakes all by themselves, made signs, wrote on the pavement in chalk, set up a cash float from Edie's money box for change and even had music playing to tempt the customers in. Despite being one of the hottest days of the year, Edie and Mia were having so much fun it took some convincing to get them to leave their stall once most of the cupcakes were gone and the customers had dried up. Talei says she and her children had used the Foodbank before and she was quick to suggest it when the girls were thinking about who to donate to. 'I really like the fact that the item you choose to purchase will make its way to someone who is in need of it. The girls had a ball choosing the items to donate. They considered what they thought a...

Read “Edie and Mia's Cupcake Stand”

This project is somewhat experimental and I would appreciate any feedback, thoughts or suggestions anyone has as to how we can improve it and make it best serve New Zealanders in need. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries. Cheers, Galen King - Founder, The Foodbank Project

Read “Welcome to The Foodbank Project”