Pātaka Kai has been granted Essential Social Service Status
What does this mean for the kaupapa? To comply with Health & Safety Guidelines at this time, a few of our pantry locations will adapt and move into a Food Bank style of operation, to ensure the supervision of goods, and maintaining hygiene standards. So are the pantries open or closed? The Pātaka Kai Pantries will remain CLOSED. Select Kaitiaki (Caretakers) will be distributing food to their communities as Food Banks would. Where are the PK Food Banks? Currently we have locations in Pukekohe, Hillcrest and Maramarua. Otara and Papatoetoe residents may register for assistance through CBNZ Covid-19 Response. What is the criteria to access kai? Each location has been given the autonomy to run their operation as they are able. Please contact them directly through the list below. When will the pantries be back? When the threat of Covid-19 has lifted. Being unmanned and open 24/7 was a key part of why Pātaka Kai has been able to help so many New Zealanders. But that model is too risky to continue at this time. We want to keep our communities safe. Where else can I go for help? Aucklanders - Paerangi has a great resource of wrap around support HERE. Aotearoa wide resource HERE.