Bellyful nourishes and connects communities by cooking and delivering free meals to whānau with babies or young children, who need support.

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Over 300 givers have collectively raised $191,163.93 for Bellyful. That has provided meals for around 7,647 families across Aotearoa New Zealand who have faced an unexpected struggle.

What we do

Bellyful provides practical support for tired and stressed families. Our volunteers (we have more than 600 of them!) understand the power of a few meals goes far beyond the actual food – we give unconditional support and empowerment to families in a difficult time.

They may be finding the adjustment of having a baby very difficult, or perhaps even experiencing postnatal depression. They may be new to their community, or new to New Zealand. They may be geographically or emotionally disconnected from their friends or family and have little support around them.

There is no financial assessment involved. Bellyful’s service is based on more of an emotional need for support – our cooked meals are delivered to a family’s door at a time that suits them by a warm, friendly person. We believe parents don’t need another source of advice and our delivery volunteers are trained not to offer advice on babies/parenting styles etc., even if asked. We also believe that it’s more than okay to ask for and accept help – in fact it’s really brave!

We make it easy to make a referral to Bellyful.  Go to or call 0508 BELLYFUL to refer yourself, a friend, family or a client/patient.

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As a giver we’ll never hassle you for more money, call you or send you envelopes in the mail.

How it Works

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We’ve partnered with 16 trusted Kiwi-based charities. Choose one, some, or all. Tell us how much you want to give and how often. Set up once, then we’ll do the rest. Easy!

100% to charity

When you donate to a charity via One Percent Collective, a dollar given is a dollar received. The charity gets 100% of your donations. We don't take a cut.

See your impact

We’ll make sure you know what your dollars are doing. The difference they're making, the lives they're changing, and the stories they're creating.*

Don't just take our word for it.

I like the cause, the simplicity, and the flexibility of One Percent Collective. Keep up the great work!

– Mel –
Giving monthly since 2018

One Percent Collective supports great charities and it helps me talk about giving back to my children in a meaningful way.

– Jimmy –
Giving monthly since 2015

I think the concept of One Percent Collective is so great. Thanks for making it all so easy!

– Bridget –
Giving monthly since 2020

It means a lot to see the impact all written out — quantified and qualified. Thanks so much for the incredible work you’ve been doing.

– Karen–
Giving monthly since 2014

Can I just say how much I love this kaupapa, and how happy I am to be supporting your mahi. You guys rock!

Giving monthly since 2021