Over 3,268 families and individuals shopped for free in our Social Supermarket
March 2020 – March 2021
Every day individuals and families come to The Mission asking for food support, when they are struggling to make ends meet.
Many of those who walk through our door are more likely to have inadequate diets with poorer nutrition.
The Mission has historically run one of Wellington’s largest food banks, and this facility re-opened as a Social Supermarket in March, 2021. Here people who require food support can shop for free in a supermarket environment and choose food they are familiar with preparing, rather than receiving pre-packaged food bags.
Our Social Supermarket is entirely dependent on donations from generous Wellingtonians to stock the shelves, and we also use donations for the daily food we serve in our Community Lounge in Newtown.
We also supply clothing, bedding and household items to people who are struggling.
Food items we regularly run short of include:
- Blue milk powder
- UHT long-life milk
- Large tin tuna
- Ready meal cans
- Soyabean oil
- Noodles, single and large packs
- Instant coffee
- Muesli bars
- Tomato sauce
- Canned fruit
- Breakfast spreads
- Pasta sauce
- Pet food
- Laundry powder
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Large pack nappies
Food and goods can be dropped into The Mission at 19 Gordon Place, Newtown, between the hours of 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 10.30am – 3.30pm Friday.
Our office is closed on public holidays.