Give a Christmas Dinner

By Kete Kai

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Give A Christmas Dinner

Project 2021-10-31 16:48:00 +1300

We don't want Kiwi families to go hungry this Christmas.

Right now, more than 50,000 families in New Zealand are struggling to put food on the table every day. As Christmas approaches, difficult times become even harder for families across New Zealand.

I don't think we need to tell you that Covid-19 has changed our lives. Our "new norm" now consists of uncertainties but also provides possibilities.

Christmas should be a time for friends, whānau and laughter, not having to choose between presents for the children or a Christmas meal.

Hence, we want to ensure that Kiwi families don't go hungry this Christmas.

 

Who is Kete Kai? 

Here at Kete Kai, we deliver meal kits. Based out of the Waikato, we also service parts of Auckland.

This Christmas, we want it to be more than that - we want to deliver hope to Kiwi families in need.

Earlier this year, we kicked off our first 'Kia Kaha Pay it Forward' campaign, and in just a few months, we raised over $140,000 and distributed more than 2100 meals to Kiwi families via our community partners.

 

Our Goal 

Please help us to provide Christmas meals to Kiwi families in need.

We aim to raise initially raise $20,000 to feed 250 New Zealand families.  Ultimately, we'd love to raise $80,000 to feed 1000 New Zealand families this Christmas.

We know we can do it, but we need your help.

 

Packing food to deliver

 

Give a Christmas Dinner

Our 'Pay it Forward Christmas Crate' is filled with nutritious and delicious festive food, including meat, vegetables and pudding.

Designed to feed a family of four, the crate costs $80, including a $5 donation/koha to our community partners.

The crates will be distributed to the chosen families by the 23rd of December.

 

How we choose the families

Kete Kai has developed partnerships with several community partners through our existing community-based strategies, such as our pay it forward meal kits. 

These community partners will choose the families on our behalf who will receive the meals.  They know better than anyone the hardships going on in our communities.

Our current community partners are:

1.  Annies Corner - Waikato

2.  Cambridge Community House - Waikato

3.  Cambridge Community Garden - Waikato

4.  Cambridge Pound Hounds - Waikato

5.  Ngahinpouri PTA - Waikato

6.  True Colours Children's Health Trust - Waikato

7.  Single Parent Services - Waikato

8.  Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust - Waikato

9.  Shama - Waikato

10. Barnardos – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Auckland

11.  Dementia - Waikato

12. Here to Help U - Waikato

13. Pukete Neighbourhood House - Waikato

14. Kootuitui ki Papakura - Auckland

15. Fairfood - Auckland

16. Tauranga Foodbank – Nicki Goodwin, Manager

17. Te Puke Community response team

18. Whanau ora, Huria Trust

19. Taulanga Malie Reformed Christian Church Trust

20. Ngati Ranginui Iwi Kahli Elvin

21. Youth Encounters

22. Whaioranga Trust

 

How to choose where your pledge goes

If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

 

Together (you, Kete Kai and our community partners), we can spread the festive cheer this Christmas.

Please consider a pledge to pay Christmas dinner forward.  

If you are a business and buy Christmas gifts for your clients, perhaps you might consider gifting Christmas Crates to a family instead. If you know of an organisation that might be interested in this, please forward this to them.

Help us restore hope this festive season and make Christmas a little bit special for as many Kiwi families that we can.

Give a Christmas…  Because every family deserves one.

 

Give a Christmas

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We've hit $5000!

17/11/2021 at 9:44 AM

Thank you to all our pledgers!! 

 

If you have anybody in your network who you think would like to make a pledge, please share this pledge me with your networks.

 

Thank you.

Nominate a community partners to receive meal kits

17/11/2021 at 9:41 AM

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If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

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    Pledgers 92

    Taya Cross
    2021-12-15 09:45:20 +1300

    "On behalf of the team at Aspire - Community Support please accept this pledge for two "Feed one families". We would like to nominate Here to Help U and Cambridge Community House. Many thanks."

    Anna
    2021-12-15 06:28:34 +1300

    "I hope y'all have a wonderful xmas celebration :-) "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-14 08:57:22 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-13 16:19:42 +1300
    Jo Davidson
    2021-12-12 22:39:22 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-11 18:02:08 +1300

    "Enjoy your family xmas...hope 2022 is good to you xx"

    Caroline Wharry
    2021-12-11 16:44:28 +1300

    "Merry Xmas from the Wharry family."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-10 20:17:18 +1300
    Liz Miller
    2021-12-10 14:39:07 +1300

    "On behalf of Pinnacle Incorporated we are wishing all families a safe and happy christmas. "

    Darren Patterson
    2021-12-10 12:24:32 +1300
    Trisha Wren
    2021-12-10 09:16:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-09 19:22:50 +1300
    Richard Gyde
    2021-12-09 17:00:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-09 12:39:49 +1300
    JL Wong
    2021-12-09 11:26:02 +1300
    Michelle Petricevich
    2021-12-09 11:08:35 +1300

    "With love "

    Jill Freeman
    2021-12-09 08:04:04 +1300

    "I am so pleased to be supporting something outside of Auckland. Neediness is everywhere. "

    Dougal Mair
    2021-12-08 19:53:28 +1300

    "Christmas Wishes!"

    Sarah Munro
    2021-12-08 17:04:03 +1300
    Niki Schuck
    2021-12-08 17:02:10 +1300

    "We want you to make it to $20,000 so have added another $100 to our original pledge. All the best from Niki, Kate, Jess, Becs, Robyn and Cath at NSPR Limited"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-08 15:49:08 +1300
    michal
    2021-12-08 15:26:19 +1300
    Becky Cashman
    2021-12-08 12:32:36 +1300

    "Thanks for bringing us together"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-07 17:29:38 +1300
    Shellie Morrison
    2021-12-07 08:57:07 +1300

    "Merry Christmas x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-07 08:01:32 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-07 06:53:36 +1300
    leonie wise
    2021-12-07 06:39:34 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-06 19:42:41 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-06 17:58:09 +1300

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    Give A Christmas Dinner

    Project 2021-10-31 16:48:00 +1300

    We don't want Kiwi families to go hungry this Christmas.

    Right now, more than 50,000 families in New Zealand are struggling to put food on the table every day. As Christmas approaches, difficult times become even harder for families across New Zealand.

    I don't think we need to tell you that Covid-19 has changed our lives. Our "new norm" now consists of uncertainties but also provides possibilities.

    Christmas should be a time for friends, whānau and laughter, not having to choose between presents for the children or a Christmas meal.

    Hence, we want to ensure that Kiwi families don't go hungry this Christmas.

     

    Who is Kete Kai? 

    Here at Kete Kai, we deliver meal kits. Based out of the Waikato, we also service parts of Auckland.

    This Christmas, we want it to be more than that - we want to deliver hope to Kiwi families in need.

    Earlier this year, we kicked off our first 'Kia Kaha Pay it Forward' campaign, and in just a few months, we raised over $140,000 and distributed more than 2100 meals to Kiwi families via our community partners.

     

    Our Goal 

    Please help us to provide Christmas meals to Kiwi families in need.

    We aim to raise initially raise $20,000 to feed 250 New Zealand families.  Ultimately, we'd love to raise $80,000 to feed 1000 New Zealand families this Christmas.

    We know we can do it, but we need your help.

     

    Packing food to deliver

     

    Give a Christmas Dinner

    Our 'Pay it Forward Christmas Crate' is filled with nutritious and delicious festive food, including meat, vegetables and pudding.

    Designed to feed a family of four, the crate costs $80, including a $5 donation/koha to our community partners.

    The crates will be distributed to the chosen families by the 23rd of December.

     

    How we choose the families

    Kete Kai has developed partnerships with several community partners through our existing community-based strategies, such as our pay it forward meal kits. 

    These community partners will choose the families on our behalf who will receive the meals.  They know better than anyone the hardships going on in our communities.

    Our current community partners are:

    1.  Annies Corner - Waikato

    2.  Cambridge Community House - Waikato

    3.  Cambridge Community Garden - Waikato

    4.  Cambridge Pound Hounds - Waikato

    5.  Ngahinpouri PTA - Waikato

    6.  True Colours Children's Health Trust - Waikato

    7.  Single Parent Services - Waikato

    8.  Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust - Waikato

    9.  Shama - Waikato

    10. Barnardos – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Auckland

    11.  Dementia - Waikato

    12. Here to Help U - Waikato

    13. Pukete Neighbourhood House - Waikato

    14. Kootuitui ki Papakura - Auckland

    15. Fairfood - Auckland

    16. Tauranga Foodbank – Nicki Goodwin, Manager

    17. Te Puke Community response team

    18. Whanau ora, Huria Trust

    19. Taulanga Malie Reformed Christian Church Trust

    20. Ngati Ranginui Iwi Kahli Elvin

    21. Youth Encounters

    22. Whaioranga Trust

     

    How to choose where your pledge goes

    If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

     

    Together (you, Kete Kai and our community partners), we can spread the festive cheer this Christmas.

    Please consider a pledge to pay Christmas dinner forward.  

    If you are a business and buy Christmas gifts for your clients, perhaps you might consider gifting Christmas Crates to a family instead. If you know of an organisation that might be interested in this, please forward this to them.

    Help us restore hope this festive season and make Christmas a little bit special for as many Kiwi families that we can.

    Give a Christmas…  Because every family deserves one.

     

    Give a Christmas

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    We've hit $5000!

    17/11/2021 at 9:44 AM

    Thank you to all our pledgers!! 

     

    If you have anybody in your network who you think would like to make a pledge, please share this pledge me with your networks.

     

    Thank you.

    Nominate a community partners to receive meal kits

    17/11/2021 at 9:41 AM

    Thank you for your pledge.

    If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Taya Cross
      2021-12-15 09:45:20 +1300

      "On behalf of the team at Aspire - Community Support please accept this pledge for two "Feed one families". We would like to nominate Here to Help U and Cambridge Community House. Many thanks."

      Anna
      2021-12-15 06:28:34 +1300

      "I hope y'all have a wonderful xmas celebration :-) "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-14 08:57:22 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-13 16:19:42 +1300
      Jo Davidson
      2021-12-12 22:39:22 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-11 18:02:08 +1300

      "Enjoy your family xmas...hope 2022 is good to you xx"

      Caroline Wharry
      2021-12-11 16:44:28 +1300

      "Merry Xmas from the Wharry family."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-10 20:17:18 +1300
      Liz Miller
      2021-12-10 14:39:07 +1300

      "On behalf of Pinnacle Incorporated we are wishing all families a safe and happy christmas. "

      Darren Patterson
      2021-12-10 12:24:32 +1300
      Trisha Wren
      2021-12-10 09:16:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-09 19:22:50 +1300
      Richard Gyde
      2021-12-09 17:00:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-09 12:39:49 +1300
      JL Wong
      2021-12-09 11:26:02 +1300
      Michelle Petricevich
      2021-12-09 11:08:35 +1300

      "With love "

      Jill Freeman
      2021-12-09 08:04:04 +1300

      "I am so pleased to be supporting something outside of Auckland. Neediness is everywhere. "

      Dougal Mair
      2021-12-08 19:53:28 +1300

      "Christmas Wishes!"

      Sarah Munro
      2021-12-08 17:04:03 +1300
      Niki Schuck
      2021-12-08 17:02:10 +1300

      "We want you to make it to $20,000 so have added another $100 to our original pledge. All the best from Niki, Kate, Jess, Becs, Robyn and Cath at NSPR Limited"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-08 15:49:08 +1300
      michal
      2021-12-08 15:26:19 +1300
      Becky Cashman
      2021-12-08 12:32:36 +1300

      "Thanks for bringing us together"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-07 17:29:38 +1300
      Shellie Morrison
      2021-12-07 08:57:07 +1300

      "Merry Christmas x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-07 08:01:32 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-07 06:53:36 +1300
      leonie wise
      2021-12-07 06:39:34 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-06 19:42:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-06 17:58:09 +1300

      Followers of Give a Christmas Dinner

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 15/12/2021 at 1:00 PM.