Access to food or essential items

If you're struggling to get access to food or medicine, help is available.

Food delivery

If you're sick or can't leave home to get food or other essential items, you can ask family, whānau, friends or neighbours to drop items off for you.

You can also get groceries delivered from some supermarkets or the Student Volunteer Army Grocery Delivert Service. Meal kits are also available from a range of services.

The Student Volunteer Army Grocery Delivery Service is also available nationwide.

Grocery delivery

Meal kits


Financial help to buy food

If you need financial help to buy food, visit the Work and Income website for urgent support.

You can also use the COVID-19 financial support tool on the Unite Against COVID-19 website to see what support you might be able to get.

If you can't get food delivered

If you can't get support through any of these options, your local Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group might be able to help.

Find your Civil Defence Group (external website)