Waitara Foodbank - Kai Potaka 



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


Opening Hours:


We are no longer conducting walk-in requests, however there will be a form outside the hall for people to fill in on the following days and times only:

Please bring photo ID


Monday: 10-11am

Wednesday: 10-11am

Friday: 10-11am 


Please place your completed form inside the box provided, and we will call you back to discuss and arrange the collection of a parcel by 12pm. A working phone number is required in order for us to ring you back, and please answer your phone when we ring. Please note we do not operate on Public Holidays. 


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 10-11am. https://forms.gle/XK2cXr5eijkp8qCS9




Donations can be made at the following locations:


Waitara New World by the checkouts

Four Square Urenui

North Taranaki Community House, 67 McLean Street, Waitara (Opposite Waitara BP).


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


Waitara Foodbank - Kai Potaka


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