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Annual Performance Report 2022/23

Annual Performance Report 2022/23

The Bellyful Board of Trustees is delighted to present this year's Annual Performance Report. Read our Annual Performance Report here In the year to March 2023, we delivered 31,968 meals to 5,586 whānau. Bellyful NZ's positive impact, supporting whānau with babies or...

Why do you love volunteering for Bellyful?

Why do you love volunteering for Bellyful?

National Volunteer Week 18-24 June 2023 honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. This year’s theme is Time to Shine – He wā pīataata. It’s a time to recognise and celebrate our volunteers and their time to shine – pīataata. A few of our...

Colour your Easter with Bellyful

Colour your Easter with Bellyful

  Hoppy Easter!  If you need something fun for the little ones to do this Easter, we have some colouring pages they can enjoy. Your local branch may even run a colouring competition - check their Facebook page and see! Just click on your chosen image below to...

Bellyful rallies to help following catastrophic weather

Bellyful rallies to help following catastrophic weather

Pictured: Bellyful Wellington South volunteers have helped stock up meals for Hawke's Bay Bellyful's Wellington branches have united to help get meals to Hawke's Bay in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle.   "We are all deeply saddened by the devastating images and stories...

Auckland flooding update: Bellyful deliveries resume

Auckland flooding update: Bellyful deliveries resume

Our Auckland branches are now delivering meals again. Please be aware some of our branches are operating at reduced capacity due to the flooding and its effects on volunteers.  Please check your branch’s webpage or Facebook page for further local information. We know...

Christmas Appeal: Nurturing families one feed at a time

Christmas Appeal: Nurturing families one feed at a time

"The more support we get from people supporting the Good Registry the more we can focus on the families we cook and deliver for." Dedicated Bellyful volunteer Jacqui Jago features in The Dominion Post, as part of a special series on charities, like Bellyful, which you...

Bellyful NZ appoints new CEO

The Bellyful Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that Fiona Purchas has been appointed Bellyful NZ Chief Executive Officer, commencing 28 November 2022.   “This is a very exciting time for Bellyful NZ as the organisation seeks to strengthen its mahi further,’...

Annual Performance Report 2021/22

We are pleased to present the 2021/22 Performance Report for the Bellyful New Zealand Trust. We are proud of the impact our team has had this year despite the unique and ongoing challenges the pandemic has presented. Thank you to the national support team of staff and...

Heart Award winners celebrated in Christchurch

Heart Award winners celebrated in Christchurch

On Saturday 29 October, we gathered at Miro in Christchurch for our Heart Awards celebration. Our Heart Awards celebrate the mahi aroha of our volunteers. We have two awards: The Bellyful Enduring Heart Award is for volunteers who have been with Bellyful for more than...

2022 Support My Cause recipient: Bellyful West Auckland

2022 Support My Cause recipient: Bellyful West Auckland

An employee at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand (CCEP NZ) has nominated Bellyful West Auckland to receive a $10,000 donation through the company’s new community funding programme, Support My Cause. West Auckland Bellyful Branch Coordinator, Tracy Cox, said...

When the little things come first

The Times Online looks at the work of Bellyful East Auckland's passionate volunteers, as the branch marks nine years of supporting local whānau. The Bellyful East Auckland cooks gather once a month at the Howick Salvation Army kitchen to prepare, package and freeze...

Colleagues raise a bundle for Bellyful

Colleagues raise a bundle for Bellyful

A workplace movement challenge has raised almost enough to provide three nights of meals for a whopping 70 whānau. The seven members of the Cloudcheck crew have raised $1,696 via Givealittle, participating in a global challenge run by their parent company GBG. Staff...

Bellyful celebrates delivering 200,000 meals!

Bellyful celebrates delivering 200,000 meals!

Bellyful is marking the massive milestone of delivering 200,000 meals. The volunteer-powered charity cooks and delivers free, yummy meals to whānau, with babies or young children, who need support. “They say it takes a village, but we know for many that village does...

A decade of Bellyful of good

A decade of Bellyful of good

Bellyful Tauranga is celebrating 10 years of filling bellies across the Bay of Plenty. “We’re all about nourishing and connecting communities by cooking and delivering free meals to whānau, particularly those with newborn babies or young children, who need support,”...

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