Bellyful Families Stories

Read about Bellyful’s Service Performance. 

Mother and Daughter Team – at the Heart of Bellyful

When Bellyful’s Selwyn Branch had their first meeting, trained chef Karen went along to see how she could help. She came away from the meeting as cooking coordinator and later, when her 18 year old daughter Hannah saw what her mother was doing, she jumped at the chance to volunteer as well.Read More

Answering a Need

When Kelly saw a need in her local community and a means to help, she jumped at the chance. Late November, she opened the doors of Bellyful’s 19th branch on Hibiscus Coast, to provide the type of support that meant so much to her when she first became a parent herself.Read More

All the Difference

Lower Hutt local mum Maurethe was left with little in her tank as she dealt with two energetic boys, serious health issues, post-natal depression and the stresses of work. Luckily there was Bellyful to fill her freezer. Sometimes little things like that can make all the difference.Read More

Kindness of Strangers

Life loves to throw curveballs, but Alexis tells us the support she’s been getting from Bellyful Hamilton is a game-changer in dealing with them. She shares the story of her most recent birth, and how the kindness of friends and strangers helped her through. Read More

Keeping the Plates Spinning

Home from a four-month stay in the Wellington Neonatal ward with her baby Anatia, Porirua local Michaela shares how much it means to have the support of our partner charity Bellyful – they have been delivering home cooked meals so that Michaela can focus on caring for still-delicate Anatia. Read More

Our Student Volunteers

Bellyful is fortunate to have both high school and university student volunteers throughout New Zealand.  Working with them is a great reminder of what fabulous young people there are in this country.  Here we highlight two of them. Read More

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