Building Fund Appeal
Help the Kapiti Community Foodbank secure its future
The Kapiti Community Foodbank is no stranger to disruptions, whether from having to move twice, being cleaned out by burglars, a global pandemic, or toxic mould. Despite all this, through all the challenges of the past year, Manager Kerry Lovell, and the wonderful team of volunteers have continued to provide this vital service to the community.
Even during lockdown when everyone was in their bubbles, staying close to home, foodbank volunteers continued to arrange food parcels for those who required our support.
Now we need your help.
At present the foodbank is still located at (temporary location) 908B Coastlands, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu (The old video shop, next to the laundromat). The Kapiti District Council are working with us, regularly monitoring the air quality to ensure everyone’s safety. However our situation is dire, and we need to vacate the building as soon as we can.
We need to move – and we need your help now.
The Kapiti Community Foodbank wants a permanent home, one where we can consistently serve our community – as well as provide a safe and secure environment for our volunteers, and supplies. Our Board has purchased a relocatable building and moved to a new site in HInemoa St. They are working hard on making it a safe, new and exciting place to visit in the near future’ with a hopeful move in date by August 2022.. More on this later.
Our project requires a building fund of $150,000.00 – and we have already had some generous donations towards it. This local support has given us the encouragement to continue on with our next stage.
We are launching a fundraising campaign, the biggest since our inception in 1999, when four local women recognised a need, and started the foodbank in a shed.
To donate you can go to internet banking :
Bank account name: Foodbank Building Fund Appeal
Bank account: 12-3157-0048639-50
All donations over $5.00 are tax deductible, so if you require a receipt please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those businesses who are looking to make a significant donation, please email the committee as we are offering naming rights of the building, and individual rooms. We also plan to offer business benefactors the opportunity to display their logos on signage at the new premises, as well as on our website.
To follow our progress, you can see our weekly funding raising updates on facebook .
David Edwards, Chairperson