Kiwi Community Assistance

Working together to reduce inequality in our communities

Covid-19 Update

Kiwi Community Assistance's (KCA) food rescue work only is an 'essential service', and will remain open through Covid-19.

Our skeleton team of 6 volunteers have been super busy rescuing food and are distributing approximately 2.1 tons of food a day - Monday to Friday.  This food is being shared with local foodbanks across the Greater Wellington region.   Unfortunately we are unable to provide food to individuals.

Please note that we will not be reopening our drop off points for clothing, shoes and kids toys until we are back at Level 1.  This is done to protect our volunteers a number of whom are high risk caterogies and to ensure we can maintain appropriate social distancing at our warehouse.  Operating during Covid-19 entails a lot more cleaning and sterilising precautions which is putting a lot more workload on our leadership team.

Here is a list of local foodbanks and community groups that we are distributing food to:

  • Challenge 2000
  • Common Unity Aoteorera
  • House of Grace 
  • Newlands Foodbank
  • Salvation Army 
  • Soup Kitchen Wellington -  Compassion Centre
  • St Anne's Pantry Foodbank
  • St Vincent de Paul Porirua Foodbank
  • Wellington City Mission
  • Whanau Centre
  • Porirua Womens Refuge

To learn more about what our charity does please watch this video about KCA.

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Who we are

Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) helps communities throughout Wellington by rescuing surplus food and household goods, and redistributing it to frontline agencies working directly with people in need.

What we provide

  • Food that is rescued and donated
  • Clothing, shoes, books, school supplies, etc
  • Whiteware and furniture in good working condition

How we do it

  • 1 Collect donations from the drop off points
  • 2 Donations are sorted
  • 3 Agencies place orders
  • 4 Volunteers make up the orders
  • 5 Agencies take orders directly to the recipient

Food boxes


Banana boxes of food distributed this month

Non-food boxes


Clothing, toys, books, school supplies, etc, distributed this month

Emissions Saved


Kilograms of CO2-E saved, calculated from weight of food rescued this month

You can help us by donating...


These items include perishable and non-perishable food, household items and appliances, baby gear and clothing.

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KCA has limited funding and we make any financial donation stretch as far as possible, no matter how big or small.

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We are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles during the week and the weekend.

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Our Mission

We are an independent group of like minded people working together to reduce inequality in our community. We will do this by providing household goods, clothing and food for free to our charity partners.