With our roots firmly planted in New Zealand we have a responsibility to ensure a prosperous place for our people today, tomorrow and for life.
We’re launching a sponsorship of Bellyful, a volunteer-driven charity who connect communities by cooking and delivering free meals to families with babies or young children, who need support.
Our sponsorship aims to help scale and grow their operation so it can support and serve more New Zealand families, when they need it most.
Having a baby is life changing and for many parents it’s tough. Bellyful stands in for the ‘village’ so many parents don’t have today, by cooking and delivering free meals to families who need support.
Bellyful was ‘born’ in Pukekohe in 2009. When founder Jacqui Ritchie felt the difference of community support first-hand, she knew the feeling was one to be shared.
Since then, Bellyful has cooked and delivered over 190,000 meals to more than 35,000 families nationwide. Thankful recipients of Bellyful meals say that the support allowed them to focus on caring for their children, provided respite and made them feel cared for and importantly, understood.
How our sponsorship helps.
Each year we’ll provide a financial contribution to Bellyful so they can continue to scale and grow their operation, supporting more New Zealand families nationwide.
We’ll support Bellyful in other ways too, like by encouraging our staff to donate supermarket vouchers and key ingredients that can be used toward the making of Bellyful meals. We’ll also don our aprons and help Bellyful teams across the country cook meals for families who need support.
Our sponsorship aims to help more New Zealanders when they need it most. Over the next 12-months we’ll track and communicate the impact our sponsorship of Bellyful is making. Stay tuned for updates.