Need some kai?

Foodbank

The Neighbourhood Trust foodbank is constantly being replenished thanks to our wonderful donors and sponsors.

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, and is in need of some extra food, please email kai@nht.org.nz to request a Kai Box. We have grocery staples available, along with weekly deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Feijoa jam donated for Kai Boxes

Kai Box feijoa jam doantion

Thank you to our lovely volunteer, Robyn Holland, who donated 25 jars of delicious homemade feijoa jam, plus extra fresh feijoas, for our Kai Boxes over the last few weeks.

They were a very kind gift for our St Albans and Mairehau whanau to receive during these difficult times.

“We had a huge crop of feijoas and I wanted to do something practical with them,” says Robyn. “It was fun making the jam and decorating the jars. I was pleased to make good use of the feijoas!”

If you would like to donate some food items for our Kai Boxes, or receive a Kai Box, please email kai@nht.org.nz.

NHT volunteers continue to deliver Kai Boxes during level 3

Our wonderful team of Neighbourhood Trust volunteers have been delivering Kai Boxes to our Mairehau, St Albans and Shirley whanau since the beginning of Level 4 lockdown. Due to the overwhelming need in our community during this time, we will continue to deliver boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables to as many households as we can.

We have received many lovely messages of thanks from our Kai Box recipients, including this one from a few weeks ago –

“I am writing this mail to convey our heart-felt thanks and gratitude for your generosity in providing a box full of fruits and veggies for my family. We received one box today and had received another one a couple of weeks back. This help has come at a very opportune moment and no words would be enough to express the value that we attribute to it.”

The NHT get referrals for Kai Boxes from our community, those involved in our programmes, and St Albans Baptist Church families. We have partnered with Te Puawaitanga, who are a kaupapa Maori NGO, to make this special service possible, and are also sponsored by Civil Defense.

You can order a Kai Box for someone you know, or for yourself, by emailing us at kai@nht.org.nz.

NHT Board delivers Kai Boxes

NHT Board delivers Kai Boxes to community

Last week our board members rolled up their sleeves and delivered Kai Boxes to some of the Neighbourhood Trust’s Mairehau and St Albans whanau.

“During the lockdown the NHT has been blessed with the ability to be able to supply food boxes to people in our area,” says Alan Bastin, NHT Board Member. “I have had the privilege of helping with the distribution of these Kai Boxes and it is great to be able to do something practical to bless people who we love working with. The enjoyment of giving something so needed to people, and the smiles we receive in return, has been one of my highlights from this unusual time.”

The NHT get referrals for Kai Boxes from our community, those involved in our programmes, and church families. We have partnered with Te Puawaitanga, who are a kaupapa Maori NGO, to make this special service possible.

You can order a Kai Box for someone you know, or for yourself, by emailing Murdo at kai@nht.org.nz.

NHT Kai Box deliveries during lockdown

Neighbourhood Trust Kai Box

We have had lots of lovely thank you messages, including this one from last week –

“Good afternoon Neighbourhood Trust Management and Team,

I would love to thank you for the wonderful box of vegetables and fruit that was delivered to my whanau bubble this week.

Appreciate the generous donation and bless you all in the trust for your fantastic work in the St Albans Community.”

The NHT get referrals for kai boxes from our community, those involved in our programmes, and church families. We have partnered with Te Puawaitanga, who are a kaupapa Maori NGO, to make this special service possible.

You can order a kai box for someone you know, or for yourself, by emailing Murdo at kai@nht.org.nz.