Community Meal

Hope Vineyard is a Christian church that holds a Sunday night service, before which they hold a shared meal. Those who can provide, do, and share it with those who cannot. Hope Vineyard also run the Hope Kitchen Cafe, where you can bring your own food, and enjoy a hot drink from them.
A community meal accompanied by games, discussions, and an opportunity to connect with God. This service currently serves around 50-70 people. There is a donation box, but this is not compulsory.  
Legacy Centre is a Christian organisation that holds a free community meal from 5.30 pm every Monday, excepting public holidays and a 3 week break over the christmas period. They also host a 'drop in meal' for children on a Thursday from 3-4pm. A Community Cafe is on held on Wednesdays from 10-2pm. This sells cheap and healthy food, and proceeds from this help fund the community meal.
Luck Venue serves a nutritious midday meal for $2.50, Mondays through to Fridays. It is open on Monday 8.30am - 3pm, and Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 4pm. You can drop in anytime during those hours, but a hot lunch is served at midday, and lunch orders must be in by 10am. There is a free breakfast service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (porridge, toast and hot drinks) from 8.30-9.15.
Salvation Army are a not-for-profit Christian Church. They have a food bank at 431 Church Street in Palmerston North, and the food parcels that they give out are intended to last 3-5 days. They are divided into sizes according to the size of the family. They also host a weekly Community Meal, including one on Christmas Day.
Hold a 'Friendship Meal' every second Wednesday. This is run by volunteers, and the cost is a gold coin donation. Meals are vegetarian, and are held in the church dining room.