Bellyful Napier is expanding into Hastings and changing its name to Bellyful Hawke’s Bay to reflect its wider reach.
“We deliver yummy frozen meals to anyone with a baby or young children, who doesn’t have that kind of support,” says Bellyful Hawke’s Bay Branch Coordinator Sharne Ramsay.
“These are often exhausted new parents, whānau where someone is unwell, have no extended family locally, or who are just simply going through a tough patch.”
Bellyful Hawke’s Bay is one of 25 Bellyful branches around the country. Since it was founded in 2012, the branch has cooked and delivered over 6,000 meals to 830 whānau.
“We have had demand from beyond Napier for some time and it feels really special to be able to help fill more bellies in the year we are celebrating our 10th birthday.”
Bellyful Hawke’s Bay is powered by volunteers and needs support from the community to ensure it can reach more people.
“Being a Bellyful volunteer is a fun way to give back to your community and get to know some other kind-hearted locals. Whether you end up chopping onions or delivering meals, you make a difference. Whānau often tell us how much of a weight lifts from their shoulders when a kind volunteer drops off meals, and how it makes them feel like their community cares.”
Bellyful Napier’s expansion to be Bellyful Hawke’s Bay is possible thanks to support from our local community, donors and funders.