Gifts of food and money are received from a number of different sources including, but not limited to:

  • Churches
  • Businesses
  • Service Clubs
  • Schools
  • Individuals

PAK’nSAVE Upper Hutt, and Silverstream New World, each have ‘drop boxes’ into which their customers can leave contributions of products for the Upper Hutt Foodbank.

PAK’nSAVE Upper Hutt also promote this facility to instore Merchandisers so that short dated or past Best Before items can be left in the ‘drop box’ or set aside for collection by the Upper Hutt Foodbank.

St Vincent de Paul Society deliver Bakery and fresh produce donated by  PAK’nSAVE Petone and Lower Hutt stores, weekly on Wednesdays.

Quality Bakers, Seaview, donate fresh bread on Mondays, which is collected from them and delivered to us by Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club.

Two appeals are held each year on a Saturday at the end of May and end of November, outside all four local Supermarkets PAK’nSAVE Upper Hutt, Silverstream New World, Countdown Queen St and Countdown Maidstone, as part of a Newstalk ZB sponsored promotion in collaboration with the Wellington Coalition of Foodbanks.


The Upper Hutt Foodbank is funded from a combination of Cash Donations and Grants which are used to meet Administration and Overhead Costs, capital equipment and the purchase of supplementary food items especially fresh, chilled and frozen products.

As the Upper Hutt Foodbank is a Registered Charity (CC26916) we are able to issue receipts for Cash Donations greater than $5 which individuals can use to claim a Tax Rebate from Inland Revenue Department. More details are provided under Bank Account.

Organisations providing Grants are shown separately under the Grants tab.