Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

Community Organisation

Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)
5 Peterhouse Street
Tawa
Wellington 5028
90 days ago

Chris Quin - CEO Foodstuffs North Island Visits KCA

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

On the 19th June, Tawa/Grenada North charity was privileged to have Chris Quin - CEO of Foodstuffs North Island visit KCA.

It marks 8 years sponsorship when we first starting to receive donations from Foodstuffs Wellington which then became part of Foodstuffs North Island.

KCA rescues food from … View more
On the 19th June, Tawa/Grenada North charity was privileged to have Chris Quin - CEO of Foodstuffs North Island visit KCA.

It marks 8 years sponsorship when we first starting to receive donations from Foodstuffs Wellington which then became part of Foodstuffs North Island.

KCA rescues food from New World Khandallah, Newlands New World, Churton Park New World, New World Tawa, New World Porirua, New World Whitby and New World Paremata.

Foodstuffs NI Transport Division in Auckland, Palmerston North and Grenada North also assist us with backfilling of trucks to get donated goods from Chep (food rescue crates) and other stock donated from other parts of the NZ to us in Wellington.

In 2.5 months of operating since 1st April, KCA has redistributed over 102 tons of food in the Greater Wellington community. All food is shared with the local foodbanks, schools and partner agencies with whom we have a service contract with.

291 days ago

November 2019 Report from KCA

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

Sincerest thanks to our sponsors and the general public who donated goods to KCA in the month of November 2019.

In the month of November our volunteers packed and redistributed 15,255.95kgs (over 15.2 tons) of food in the Greater Wellington region (Hutt, Wellington City and Porirua). Plus 174 … View more
Sincerest thanks to our sponsors and the general public who donated goods to KCA in the month of November 2019.

In the month of November our volunteers packed and redistributed 15,255.95kgs (over 15.2 tons) of food in the Greater Wellington region (Hutt, Wellington City and Porirua). Plus 174 banana boxes of clothing, shoes, and homewares plus chest of drawers, baby bath, baby stroller x 2, pram and highchair.

This stock was shared with agencies such as Salvation Army Porirua Foodbank, Salvation Army Lower Hutt Foodbank, St Vincent de Paul Porirua Foodbank, St Annes Pantry Foodbank, Newlands Foodbank, Natone Park School, Porirua Activity Centre to name a few.

337 days ago

Xmas Presents Wanted

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

For many families Xmas time is a very stressful time.

Here at KCA we sponsor families whom are doing long term budgeting (with our partner agencies) by providing them with Xmas presents. We also sponsor the homeless and those who have experienced violence in the home.

The agencies that we … View more
For many families Xmas time is a very stressful time.

Here at KCA we sponsor families whom are doing long term budgeting (with our partner agencies) by providing them with Xmas presents. We also sponsor the homeless and those who have experienced violence in the home.

The agencies that we assist with Xmas presents are:-

1) Newlands Foodbank (budgeting clients)
2) Porirua Womens Refuge
3) Birthright Wellington (budgeting clients)
4) Wellington Night Shelter
5) Supergrans Lower Hutt & Porirua (budgeting clients)

We are looking for companies to join us by popping up a Xmas Tree and asking staff members to donate festive treats of Xmas presents. The items must be brand new.

If the gifts are wrapped please ensure that you pop the gender and the age group that the gift is for.

If you are able to assist us please email us on admin@kca.org.nz

If you are an individual and want to assist us, please note that you are able to drop off your Xmas presents at Tawa Community Centre, Churton Park Community Centre, Johnsonville Community Centre, Newlands Community Centre and Island Bay Community Centre.

Our other drop off points are also available for you to leave Xmas treats and gifts at.

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337 days ago

Some photos of some of the work that we do

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

Here is a selection of photos of the work that we do in the local community. This is all done behind the scenes.

As a distribution hub to 67 partner agencies, KCA volunteers are able to distribute stock as far as Upper Hutt to Wellington City and back up to Paraparaumu.

Everything that we receive… View more
Here is a selection of photos of the work that we do in the local community. This is all done behind the scenes.

As a distribution hub to 67 partner agencies, KCA volunteers are able to distribute stock as far as Upper Hutt to Wellington City and back up to Paraparaumu.

Everything that we receive is passed on for free. We don't sell anything that is donated to us by our donors or sponsors.

Our 92 volunteers work behind the scenes 6 days a week to rescue food - Sunday to Friday.

This food is distributed directly to local foodbanks, schools and community groups with whom we have a service contract with. Some of these agencies are The Salvation Army Lower Hutt, Tawa, Porirua and Johnsonville receive food from us. St Vincent de Paul Porirua and St Anne's Pantry Foodbanks, plus Newlands Foodbank, Wellington City Mission and Kemp House, Natone Park School, Linden School, HHT School, Porirua Activity Centre,Virtuoso Strings and The House of Grace.

KCA is truly blessed to have food rescue contracts with all the supermarkets from Khandallah to Paremata (with the exception of Pak n Save Porirua). Thanks also to the food manufacturing companies as far as Auckland to Wellington who also donate bulk pallets to us of food. We also collect food from local farmers markets.

So far in the month of October, KCA volunteers have rescued and redistributed nearly 10.5 tons of food.

Our warehouse volunteer teams on a Tuesday to Thursday mornings sort and make up all the non food orders for clients working with our partner agencies. This stock goes out to partner agencies such as Pregnancy Help Greater Wellington, Taeaomanino Trust, Birthright Wellington, Supergrans Lower Hutt and Porirua.

Thanks to our volunteer drivers in Island Bay, Newtown, Churton Park, Ngaio, Haitaitai, Whitby, Wellington City and Newlands who bring donations from our various drop off points to our warehouse.

337 days ago

Collaboration of sponsors and thank you

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

Sincerest thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Our charity collaborates with food manufacturing companies and logistics companies to get stock delivered to our warehouse when it can't all fit into our chiller truck.

Thanks to Whittaker's for their generous donation of rice bubbles … View more
Sincerest thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Our charity collaborates with food manufacturing companies and logistics companies to get stock delivered to our warehouse when it can't all fit into our chiller truck.

Thanks to Whittaker's for their generous donation of rice bubbles and to Foodstuffs North Island Transport Division for their generous donation.

Foodstuffs NI Transport Division collected it for us and brought it to our warehouse.

This stock is already preallocated and is going out to local schools, foodbanks and to feed the homeless.

Great team work to everyone involved.

The words of the day is COLLABORATION ALL THE WAY!

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