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 2019, we supported 4,635 families – 21% more than the previous year, and grew the number of meals we delivered by 13% to 25,559.

For more on our Service Performance and how we help families read our Bellyful Performance Report 2020 and our recipient family stories.


“I wasn’t functioning at all when my meals were delivered almost 5 years ago. I just stood there staring at the lady so she came in and put the meals in my freezer for me. And not once did she give the impression that she was judging me or anything, she oozed kindness. I’d love to know what I can do to help Bellyful Christchurch so will definitely look into that :)” [Stephanie, March 2019, Bellyful NZ Facebook page]

“Hello, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful meals that we have been blessed with. I am so grateful for them. I have been battling so much with my anxiety and trying to keep on top of running our household, being a good mum and staying strong has been hard … they will help with taking some pressure off and help me put some more time into being there for my kids” [March 2019, Hibiscus Coast]

“Bellyful NZ is a true blessing, we were nominated for Bellyful support by a close friend, our son arrived 6 weeks early and we spent most our time at the hospital for the first 3 weeks of his life, it was very comforting to come home late at night and heat up a yummy meal without thinking about preparing it so we are very thankful indeed and will definitely pay it forward.” ‬[Stevie-lee, September 2018, Bellyful NZ Facebook]

“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]

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