$7,270 of $10,000 goal
Given by 49 generous donors in 15 days

WELLfed is an award winning adult-education programme supporting adults to cook delicious, nutritious food with their whānau.

Porirua, Wellington

Please help #makeourcommunitywellfed

Our award-winning programme has proven success over the past 5 years. We are asking for your help to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from the skills, knowledge and power gained from learnings at WELLfed in 2022.

The last two years have been tough for everyone - we have more demand than ever for the WELLfed programme, but very few traditional fundraising opportunities - so we are adapting with this crowdfunding campaign!

Click "read more" to check out how your donation can help WELLfed support local families in some of the following ways:

- $15 provides kai and recipes for one class, one Learner

- $40 provides printing and class materials for one Learner

- $55 powers our awesome volunteers & Learners with tea & coffee for a term

- $100 funds a term of meals taken home for one whānau

- $150 fresh fruit & veggie packs for a whānau over a whole term

- $300 provides 3 terms of meals taken home for one whānau

- $500 pays for a Mini First Aid course for 12 people

- $1,000 will fund whole term for ingredients 10+ Learners

WELLfed Learners participate in our community-developed adult education programme by attending classes once every week for 6 months, during term-time. We also connect our Learners with other free courses - for example driving license education, first aid courses, CV writing. We are powered by Graduate Learners, volunteers & a small dedicated team. We rely on community support to make this happen.

WELLfed NZ's involvement (page creator)

WELLfed provides free cooking classes for parents based in Porirua East. Participants learn how to plan, shop, safely prepare and cook low-cost healthy meals, with a strong focus on seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables

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Almost HALFWAY to our target!  8 April 2022

End of week one and we are closing in on being HALFWAY to our target!

We have had some incredible support this week, including the awesome team at New World Porirua who matched $1K and everyone who donated to unlock that. Double the impact!

Today was the last day of classes for what has been a very busy term 1. With the COVID/Omicron situation in our community we had to pause in-person classes for a few weeks. Our now, unfortunately, well practiced response includes recipe instruction videos teamed with contactless deliveries of ingredients, recipe sheets, and fresh produce packs. For Learners who have been unwell with COVID we have also delivered delicious, nutritious meals made with lots of aroha to help with their recovery. Our team and Learners were happy to get back onsite last week, and to round out the term this week we made delicious chicken & sweetcorn dumplings and ANZAC biscuits.

With your help we are tracking towards our target - but we still need your help to get the word out to as many people as possible so please #donate and #share #share #share!!

And to say thanks for your support... here is a WELLfed TOP TIP - with frozen pastry sheets and some fresh fruit you can make a simple home made Danish pastries <$1 for a tray!

Cut fejoia and/or apple really thin (keep the skin on) and layer onto a pastry sheet, then sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon. Pictured are some delicious apple and fejoia danishes we made in class around this time of year back in 2019, as it is fejoia season! If you're feeling creative, a layer of custard between the pastry and fruit makes it extra yum!

Check out this and other delicious WELLfed recipes (including the chicken & sweetcorn dumplings we made this week!) on our website - https://www.wellfed.kiwi/recipes

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Brent on 15 Apr 2022

Thank you so much Brent! Your donation is very much appreciated :)

Jo on 15 Apr 2022
What an amazing initiative. Wish I could offer more, but every little bit helps I guess. Best wishes
Shona on 15 Apr 2022
Rebecca on 14 Apr 2022
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Guest Donor on 14 Apr 2022
To top up Clarke and co donation

Thank you so much for this awesome donation - we are very touched!

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This campaign started on 31 Mar 2022 and ended on 15 Apr 2022.