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A huge mihi to you all on behalf of Te Oranga Hinengaro, Kaupapa Maori Mental Health & Addictions Service, Ngati Porou Hauora for the amazing response to provide koha kai for our whanau here in Ngati Porou. Your koha Kai was distributed to whanau in our service from Uawa right up to beautiful Te Araroa. 

We appreciate you and value your contribution. 

Mauri Ora

Julia Wanoa    Team Leader/Registered Nurse

Te Oranga Hinengaro     Ngati Porou Hauora Charitable  Trust


Tairawhiti Maori womens welfare league:

Feedback from our Branches re Saturdays pick up: Awesome pick up today, brought smiles to the kaumatua and whanau who received in Mangatu. & from Whakatu Wahine our Kaiti branch: Saturdays allocation was awesome!


Ni Sa Bula Vinaka  Gizzy Kai Rescue Team,

Our Pasifika community receives the gift of food allocated to PICT Gisborne weekly and this has been a tremendous help to the Pasifika families during the pandemic.  This has gone a long way to relieving pandemic stress and other psychosocial issues which can come from anxiety over the provision of food for the family as a majority of our earners are seasonal workers, and particularly during the lockdown most are not able to work.  

Vinaka vakalevu,

'Alaimaluloa Toetu'u-Tamihere Operations Manager

Pacific Islanders’ Community Trust


What people say about receiving kai sourced by Gizzy Kai Rescue:

'It gets us through to pay day'

'Helps with the struggles at the moment '


It has been really rewarding watching the community come together to promote Kai ora at Waikirikiri school. The food received from Gizzy Kai goes into a spare classroom each week where the students and parents sort it out.
I have the fun part.. I get to deliver the food to families I know need it.
What has been a big eye opener for me in the past two years is that food poverty in our community is so real, I see it on a weekly basis when visiting homes and seeing empty cupboards.
Tui Keenan, Waikirikiri Kura Kai Ora 2022

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