Bellyful New Plymouth

Bellyful New Plymouth was established in 2021.

We’re looking for a new volunteer Branch Coordinator (or two) – can you help? This is a fantastic volunteer role, supporting a strong team, and a chance to really make a difference in the local community. If you are interested email Fiona Purchas. Find out more about some of our volunteer roles here.


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Lynley Stringer

Branch Coordinator

I was raised in New Plymouth and have recently returned after over 15 years living away. My husband James, our twin boys Charlie and Oliver and our very old but charming chocolate labrador Dexter, are loving settling back into Taranaki life. I was a recipient of Bellyful in 2018 after the birth of my boys and understand the challenges newborn babies bring with them (particularly the non-sleep loving kind). I am a primary teacher by trade but have just become a full-time research student through the University of Auckland.

I have undertaken a range of volunteering roles over the years, and most recently was part of the Auckland North Multiples Committee, supporting members through the rollercoaster of raising twins and triplets. We referred many of our families to our local Bellyful branch and saw how the small act of gifting meals lifted our members when things were hard. Knowing that there are individuals and groups in our community willing to support families they don’t even know through donations, cooking or delivery of meals brings me joy. I am extremely excited to bring Bellyful to New Plymouth and offer this amazing service to our community.

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Our Latest Branch News

National charity Bellyful seeks Stratford volunteers to deliver helping hand

Bellyful’s New Plymouth branch wants to expand meal deliveries to the Stratford area but needs a team of local drivers to make the deliveries.

“We’d love to bring Bellyful’s practical support to whānau in Stratford,” says New Plymouth beach co-ordinator Lynley Stringer.

Read more about our expansion into Stratford here

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