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 
  • 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)

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO WELLINGTON BEING AT LEVEL 2 COVID-19 LOCKDOWN THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY NON-FOOD DONATIONS. ALL OF OUR DROP OFF POINTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WE HAVE STOOD DOWN OUR VOLUNTEERS. OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL BE BACK ONLINE AT LEVEL 1.

Food boxes

1177

Banana boxes of food distributed this month

Non-food boxes

185

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

Emissions Saved

34375

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.