Who is Bellyful for?
Having a new baby, or young children, can be really, really hard work!
And having a good support network is one of the main ingredients for getting through those early stages.
Bellyful’s main criteria are simply that the whānau we support have babies or young children, and don’t have others available to do what we do – cook and deliver free meals.
There is no financial assessment involved. However, it’s important to note that Bellyful is not a service that provides meals based on financial need, our service is based on more of an emotional need for support.
The key to our service is that we are here to provide some practical support in the form of frozen meals – for those whānau who wouldn’t have that support otherwise.
We don’t want to take over from all of the other wonderful forms of support available to whānau (like support from family, friends, church, Playcentre, other family groups, and networks) – we step in where none of those exist.