Ways to access food for free or share food in our community. 

 

Food Banks & Community Meals

 

Palmerston North Methodist Social Services 

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12.30-2.30pm. 

https://www.pnmss.nz/services/foodbank.html

 

Salvation Army Palmerston North Food Bank

92 Cessna Place

Ph 358 7455

https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/lower-north-island/palmerston-north

 

Salvation Army Woodville 

69 McLean Street

Ph 376 5688

 

Manchester House Feilding 

Ph 323 7191

68 Aorangi Street, Feilding

https://manchesterhouse.co.nz/emergency-food-support/

 

Manchester House operates a food bank every week day to assist people who are in crisis meet their emergency food needs. Bread and fresh fruit and vegetables are also readily available on the sharing table which is situated inside the main entrance of the Social Services Hub. Clients who need a food parcel are also required to meet with a budgeting advisor who can discuss their long term needs and help them become more financially resilient.

 

Community Meals

 

Legacy Just Hope Monday Meal

Free hot meals on Monday nights. Doors open 5.30, meal served at 6pm

Legacy Centre, cnr. Highbury and Brentwood Avenue

Ph 027 270 5715 

https://legacy.net.nz/just-hope/

 

Eat Up NZ - a Palmerston North-based social enterprise engaging corporate volunteers to make free lunches for primary school children

https://www.eatup.org.nz/

 

Free Stores / Food Rescue

Free Stores differ from Food Banks in that they operate on a ‘no need to prove need’ or ‘no criteria’ basis. They also serve the environmental purpose of food rescue - keeping edible food out of landfill!

 

Just Zilch

248 Featherston Street, Palmerston North. Open weekdays 1.30pm-6pm. Bring your own bags

www.justzilch.org.nz

 

Te Awahou Kai - Foxton

Whyte Street, Foxton. Mondays 4.30-5.30pm 

Ph 027 221 3561

Contact coordinator (Linda) 

https://www.facebook.com/teawahoukai

 

National Food Rescue / Free Store directory

 

Pataka Kai / food sharing sites

 

 

Palmerston North Pataka Kai 

 

53 Waldegrave Street, outside Te Hā i Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective

https://www.facebook.com/pnwomenshealth

 

45 Ronberg Street, Highbury (outside a residential property.) 

 

Fitzroy Street, Terrace End. (Outside Memorial Park.)

This Pataka Kai was an initiative by a Freyberg High student Sarah Hughes 

 

590 Pioneer Highway, Here 2 Help Pantry

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1190837907599728

 

Library Sharing Shelves

Awapuni and Te Patikitiki (Highbury) branches of the Palmerston North City Library have sharing shelves inside the libraries. 

 

Ashhurst

 

RECAP Sharing Shelf, behind Ashhurst Library, 64 Bamfield St, Ashhurst. (Fresh produce and seedlings only.) 

 

*Please let us know of any not listed here so we can keep the directory up to date.*

 

Crop Swaps

 

Crop Swaps are free events where gardeners and growers can share crops, seeds, seedlings and other garden-related things. Read about Palmy Crop Swap here. 

 

Pataka Kai around New Zealand

Pataka Kai national directory. 

Just Zilch

 

 

 

Here 2 Help Pantry, Pioneer Highway