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Nelson Community
Food Bank



The Nelson Community Food Bank delivers food parcels to families and individuals experiencing hardship in the Nelson area.

We rely on the generosity of our community.

The Food Bank is staffed by volunteers, a part-time Manager and a part-time Administrator. We are funded by individuals, trusts and local businesses. 

The Nelson Community Food Bank is a registered charity (No. CC29561)

25,000 Km
delivering parcels

people fed

food parcels

* April '22 - March '23



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Thank you for your generous support

Support us


Our service cannot run without the amazing support we get from our community. We are very grateful for every donation we receive.

If you would like to contribute, donations can be made to:


Nelson Community Foodbank Trust Inc 03-0703-0504598-00

         Or click the Donate button

Please let us know about your donation so we can thank you and send you a receipt. Email:

Donations of food are also very much appreciated.

The Nelson Community Food Bank is a registered charity (No. CC29561)


Volunteers are essential to the running of the Food Bank.

We are very grateful to our dedicated team of volunteers who gather resources and who pack and deliver food parcels to people in need.


Our volunteers commit to one day every fortnight. They usually start around 10am and finish around 1pm on that day. The work involves packing food parcels and delivering them to people in need around the Nelson region. The parcels are heavy and our volunteers need to be able to lift these in and out of their car. 

Our volunteers are reimbursed for mileage. 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us

Get a Food Parcel


Food Parcels are available to families and individuals experiencing hardship in Nelson. 


Food parcels can only be accessed through one of our participating agencies below.

The Salvation Army Nelson 

Phone: (03) 548 4807

Whakatū Marae

Phone: (03) 546 9097

Saint Vincent de Paul Nelson
Phone: (03) 548 9734

Saint Vincent de Paul Stoke

Phone: 021 09 16 18 19

Te Piki Oranga

Phone: (03) 543 7016 /  0800 672 642

BUWT (Beneficiaries and Unwaged Workers Trust)

Phone: (03) 548 8171

Saniti (Student Association)

Ph. (03) 546 2425

Te Korowai Trust 

Ph. (03) 547 5958 


Family Start 

Ph. (03) 547 0940

Contact us

Please note: food parcels cannot be requested via this form or by phone.

If you need a food parcel, please contact one of the services listed above.

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If you want to donate food please email:


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