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 the Te Newhanga Community Centre in Paraparaumu, however it will be closing soon, due to weather tightness issues. 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 committee is currently working on procuring a relocatable building which we plan to move to a central location, close to Coastlands. We have managed to secure a 10 year lease at an affordable rate, meaning it can provide everyone with a sense of stability.

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: foodbankkapiti@gmail.com

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

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