Bellyful Volunteer Stories

Meals where they are most needed

Meals where they are most needed

Warm meals are making a difference for often tired and stressed-out parents of babies in the Waikato Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Bellyful Hamilton volunteers have begun delivering stocks of frozen meals to the Waikato NICU. The Neonatal Trust has purchased...

Young at (Bellyful’s) heart

Young at (Bellyful’s) heart

When it comes to volunteering, enthusiasm is a key attribute. It is something that can be found at any age, and it is generously found in the wide-ranging spectrum of ages of the volunteers at Bellyful Christchurch. The youngest volunteer is 30 and the eldest is 81....

Student’s scholarship year benefits Bellyful

Student’s scholarship year benefits Bellyful

For her scholarship exam in food technology, year 13 Carmel College student Courtney Adolphe was determined to do something to benefit families. The families Bellyful supports were just what she had in mind. Courtney Adolphe knows first-hand what a family in need...

Getting involved – At the heart of Bellyful

Getting involved – At the heart of Bellyful

Hannah raised awareness of Bellyful when she shared this story with her colleagues and it was published on her work intranet – leading to more families being referrred to Bellyful.Most of us know that a newborn baby can mean sleepless nights, piles of washing and no...

Full circle for Bellyful – At the heart of Bellyful

Full circle for Bellyful – At the heart of Bellyful

“My second child came out screaming and didn’t stop,” says Fiona White of Bellyful, Napier. This led to both mother and baby being in tears at times but, “a friend referred me to receive some meals from Bellyful and I was extremely grateful.”“I’d never heard of...

Answering a need

Answering a need

When Kelly saw a need in her local community and a means to help, she jumped at the chance. Late November 2017, she opened the doors of Bellyful’s 19th branch on Hibiscus Coast, to provide the type of support that meant so much to her when she first became a parent...

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