Our Service Performance

Bellyful delivered on its mission to cook and deliver meals to families with newborn babies and families with young children who are struggling with illness, where there is little or no family or social support.

In  the year to 31 March 2018, we supported 3,432 families – 9% more families than the previous year, and grew the number of meals we delivered by 4% to 19,027.

For more on our Service Performance read our Annual Performance Report.

Read some of our recipient family stories.


.”Can’t begin to put in words how grateful we are for the meals. It has been a really tough last week – I was admitted to hospital and it felt like our whole world was turned upside down with a newborn and a 4&6 year old. We really appreciate all the support and help, thankfully I got discharged last night and these meals will make a huge impact on adjusting back at home. Thank you so much!” [Asheigh, February 2018, Bellyful Hibiscus Coast Facebook 5-star review]

“A huge thank you for our meals!! Coming out of hospital after having my heart stop and then getting a device to keep me alive. With 2 school age kids and a 5 month old baby it help hubby and me big time 🙂 we are very appreciative.” ‬[Mel, October 2017, Bellyful Selwyn Facebook]

“This morning in foul Wellington weather Bellyful delivered 3 lovely meals and a tray of cupcakes to our daughter who is 8 weeks a Mother and in serious sleep deprivation which makes learning motherhood and completing the simplest household tasks so difficult. Your kindness has been a real flillip to her and as her parents we are very grateful to you given we do not live in Wellington.” [Wellington, Jan 2017, via Givealittle]

“I have a 3-week-old daughter and a 5-year-old daughter and am on my own…I just got some meals delivered. I was almost in tears at how much this is going to help as I only got 2 hours sleep last night and my house is a mess lol. I really appreciate the support. Thank you so much. What a truly amazing thing to do” [Tauranga, April 2017, via Facebook]

“During my own battle with severe illness only one charity was able to help my family. Bellyful provided meals to support my wife, 2 1/2yr old girl, and 8 month old boy at a time when our lives were turned upside down due to major surgery and the recovery. Just a couple meals a week made all the difference and were so very appreciated. I hope this donation helps fund the creation of more yummy meals for a family in need.” [April 2017, via Givealittle]

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