Delta Community Support Trust

Emergency Food Support

Angela, one of our two Community Support Workers, and Brent, one of our amazing Volunteers, in our Food StoreDelta Food Store

Open: 10am-2pm, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (except on public holidays)

If you live in the Richmond area and you're going through a rough patch and found yourself short on food... we can help!

Our Food Store is a food bank with a difference. ‘Customers’ get to choose their food parcel items from what we have on offer (within a quota). We try to provide a range of staple foods and basic household supplies but this largely depends on the donations we've received.

Note that this is an emergency support that only provides approximately enough food for a day.

We do have some qualifying conditions – the main one being that you have to live in our local Richmond area. We suggest you ring to see if you are eligible before coming in. We are part of the Canterbury Foodbank Forum and will be able to advise you on where you can find emergency food support if you are not in our area.

We understand that it is often at a time of crisis or when pressures have built up that people first seek help. Having come to us in an emergency situation, we encourage people to take advantage of our other support services (like free budget advice etc) and activities. This way we can journey together, strengthening one another, to get through the hard times while celebrating positive steps along the way.

The Food Store is a vital service in our surrounding community, providing last resort emergency food relief to over 1,500 individuals and families/whanau per year.

Free Bread

Available: Mondays to Fridays in the mornings from 10am (except on public holidays)

We receive varying amounts of bread that are near to or at its use by date. For those struggling to provide breakfast, school lunches and the like you are welcome to help yourself. Due to the decrease in the amount of bread we receive, there is a restriction of 1 packet of bread per person, and 2 packets of bread per family.

A huge shout out to Stanmore New World, Kidd’s Bakery, the Wool Ladies Trust, and Moorehouse Pak ‘n’ Save, as well as many others, for their generous regular donations of food and bread.