Kiwi Community Assistance

Working together to reduce inequality in our communities

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.

Please feel free to click on the link below to watch a brief video filmed by ANZ Bank Corporate Affairs about our charity.

 A Short Film about KCA (3 minutes)

What we provide

  • Food that is rescued and donated is redistributed Monday to Friday with agencies collecting it from our depot
  • Clothing, shoes, books, school supplies, etc collected from our Grenada North warehouse Monday to Friday mornings from 9.00am to noon by our partner agencies
  • Whiteware and furniture in good working condition * currently only collecting certain items - chest of drawers, cots and microwaves*

How we do it

  • 1 Collect donations from the drop off points (ALL DROP OFF POINTS ARE CLOSED UNTIL 25TH JANUARY 2022)
  • 2 Donations are sorted 
  • 3 Agencies place orders
  • 4 Volunteers make up the orders
  • 5 Agencies take orders directly to the recipient (non food Monday to Friday 9am to noon)

 

ALL DROP OFF POINTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY 2022.

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE LACK OF DEMAND (CAUSED BY THE HOUSING CRISIS) WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY FURNITURE OR WHITEWARE. IF WE REQUIRE THESE ITEMS WE WILL POP AN SOS UP ON OUR FACE

Food boxes

680

Banana boxes of food distributed this month

Non-food boxes

74

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

Emissions Saved

24550

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

You can help us by donating...

Goods

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

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Funds

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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Time

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.