Bellyful News

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,”...

Bellyful expands into Hastings

Bellyful expands into Hastings

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...

Bellyful New Plymouth extends reach into Stratford

Bellyful New Plymouth extends reach into Stratford

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 branch co-ordinator Lynley...

Introducing our new meal

Introducing our new meal

A new meal will appear in Bellyful delivery bags soon, and if our taste testers are anything to go by it may be a new whānau favourite. Our Mild Vegetarian Curry has been tested, tweaked, and perfected with the help of several of our branches and will now be rolled...

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...

Meat the Need a real belly-filler

Meat the Need a real belly-filler

Collaboration between Bellyful and Meat the Need is proving to be a charity partnership with bite. A farmer-led initiative, Meat The Need, has donated more than 1,200 kilograms of mince to Bellyful in the past 12 months, helping feed around 1,600 whānau. ­­­­ "This...

Bellyful Performance Report 2020/21

We are pleased to present the 2020/2021 Performance Report for the Bellyful New Zealand Trust (Bellyful NZ). We are proud of the impact our team has had this year despite the unique and ongoing challenges the pandemic has presented. The results in this report reflect...

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