COVID-19 Response: Delta Trust FoodBank Appeal

$6,791 of $5,400 goal
Given by 109 generous donors in around 5 months

Our FoodBank is really under pressure. Please help us to continue to provide food parcels to those families in need in our community.


Since 1995 Delta Trust has been providing a Food Bank service to the low income and disadvantaged individuals and families of Richmond (Christchurch) and surrounding suburbs. Each year we provide over 1200 instances of food access and budgeting support to an estimated 300+ people and families. Without our help, these families would have to endure periods of time where they couldn't afford to put food on their tables.

Currently we have 1025 families active in our Food Bank database, and during the times they require our assistance, they can receive up to one food parcel per month. In an average week we provide approximately 30 food parcels – though need is especially high at the moment and we are expecting that due to the COVID-19 Lockdown, demand will increase substantially.

We have two different sized food parcels that feed either an individual or a family for 2-3 days. We rely on donations of food to keep our costs down, but we still need to purchase mince and common food items like cereal, spaghetti, crackers, biscuits, pasta, tinned fish etc when the shelves run bare. We are humbly asking for monetary contributions towards the food parcels, and the costs of running the FoodBank. Your dollars will not only fill someone's tummy, but also bring them dignity and peace of mind during this difficult time.

The cost of a food parcel is $25 (individual) and $55 (family) not including any of our running costs. We anticipate needing parcels for an additional 10 families and 5 individuals each week over and above what our current funding covers. This would equate to $675 each week and we predict this need will continue for at least the next 8 weeks = our fundraising target of $5,400.

We would appreciate any help you could give - No donation is too small as every little bit counts! Thank you so much for your support.

We are a Registered Charity and any donations over $5 are eligible for a tax credit with the IRD and a receipt will be issued.

About us

Delta is a community development and social support organisation based in Richmond, Christchurch. Across our three service units we provide services for older adults, for people experiencing disability, and those facing hardship or other disadvantages.

Use of funds

All money raised will be spent on our FoodBank service to ensure people in need have access to food. If we receive any surplus, it will go towards other Delta services such as free budget advice, advocacy etc.

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Extension  29 June 2020

With people continuing to lose their sources of income and face uncertain economic times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have extended our closing date for another two months so that together we can support as many people as possible to feed themselves and their families. Thank you for your kindness and generosity that is making such an incredible difference.

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Roseanne on 14 Aug 2020
Thank you for helping others at this difficult time.
Delta Community Support Trust

Thank you so much for your generous donation, and especially for your kind words of support and encouragement. We really appreciate it!

Delta Community Support Trust
Andy on 20 Jul 2020
Delta Community Support Trust

We really appreciate your kindness and generosity, thank you.

Delta Community Support Trust
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Guest Donor on 19 Jul 2020
Delta Community Support Trust

Thank you so much for your generosity - it is really appreciated.

Delta Community Support Trust
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Guest Donor on 07 Jul 2020
Keep doing great work - thank you for the dedication
Delta Community Support Trust

Thank you so much - for your kindness, and for your generosity. We couldn't do this without the support of wonderful people like you

Delta Community Support Trust
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Guest Donor on 27 Jun 2020
Delta Community Support Trust

Thank you so much for your generous donation to help those in need

Delta Community Support Trust

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