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:
To learn more about what our charity does please watch this video about KCA.
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.
Banana boxes of food distributed this month
Clothing, toys, books, school supplies, etc, distributed this month
Kilograms of CO2-E saved, calculated from weight of food rescued this month
These items include perishable and non-perishable food, household items and appliances, baby gear and clothing.Read More
KCA has limited funding and we make any financial donation stretch as far as possible, no matter how big or small.Read More
We are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles during the week and the weekend.Read More
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.