Community Service

Whakapai Hauora have a vegetable garden with about 15 raised garden beds that they started about 5 years ago, when they saw a need in their community. They grow a variety of vegetables that they distribute among their clients wherever they see a need, or which are available in their foyer from time to time.
Community fruit harvest is a service that picks unwanted fruit from back yards and orchards and shares it with charitable organisations and food banks. Fruit can be shared or requested on their website. They will also harvest unwanted/surplus vegetables, in very large or small quantities.
Good Bitches Baking's mission is 'to bring a little bit of happiness to people going through a tough time, through baked goods'. They supply registered charities with baked goods. Recipients include boarding houses, homeless trusts, soup kitchens, food banks, hospital wards, hospices, support groups, and refuges. "And we're not stopping!
Kindhearts is a local charitable organization, who run several charitable food initiatives. They work with kindergartens and schools to provide them with food. Kindhearts will send out an email every week to the participating schools asking what they need for the following week. The schools place an order, which Kindhearts then source, and volunteers courier the packages to the schools.
Manchester House are a Social Service tthat operates a food bank for people in Feilding and surrounds. "At Manchester House we endeavour to ensure that when a food parcel is provided, there are provisions within it specifically for children." They also have an Ezze Meals service, with nutritious frozen meals available for $8.00 per serving.
Red Cross are the primary provider of community refugee resettlement programmes in New Zealand. They will assist refugee groups interested in social enterprise with things like food safety certification, sessions with the community compliance officer at IRD, advice with related costs, and help with advertising material like fliers and business cards.
Te Aroha Noa has tea and coffee facilities in their very welcoming community space, and sometimes have fresh fruit and vegetables available for anyone in the community to take away with them. As part of their school holiday program they may occassionally run cooking classes. The preschool has it's own raised vegetable gardens.
Te Whare Koha opperate a small food bank for people in their community. They have a community garden on site in which they grow vegetables for their clients. Their focus is to help reduce the impact of poverty by giving the community the opportunity to find its own solutions.