Waitara Foodbank - Kai Pataka 

COVID-19 UPDATE Wednesday 1st September 2021:


Under Level 3 lockdown, we are operating online only, that is requests need to be made by email, facebook messenger or utilising the online form.


Our purpose is to work with the people of Waitara and the surrounding districts in maintaining a community foodbank and providing an emergency food assistance service. We aim to promote positive attitudes of self-sufficiency for all recipients of our food parcels.


Contact Us:


For new updates and for more information about the current situation please visit our Facebook page.

Waitara Foodbank - Pataka Kai

5 West Quay

PO Box 57



Facebook: Waitara Foodbank-Pataka Kai

Email: waitarapatakakai@gmail.com


Opening Hours:


We are no longer conducting walk-in requests. Please contact us online during the following hours. We are no longer able to provide deliveries of food parcels, you will be allocated a time slot to collect at a specific time. Please wear a mask and scan/sign in.


Monday: 9am - 1pm

Wednesday: 9am - 1pm

Friday: 9am - 1pm

We are available by email and Facebook to receive direct agency referrals from Social Service Agencies, Church, iwi and Hapu Groups.


We also have an online Request form available 24/7. These will be serviced on the days we are open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 1pm.. https://forms.gle/XK2cXr5eijkp8qCS9




Financial donations across the counter at Waitara New World or into our bank account using the details below.


Waitara Foodbank – Pataka Kai


Donations of food can be made at the following locations:


Waitara New World by the checkouts

North Taranaki Community House, (Opposite Waitara BP).