The WELLfed programme has been delivering free, hands-on classes in communities that need it most since 2016. This award winning adult-education programme is based around food and cooking skills, and supports individuals with skills, confidence & equipment.
After six months 89% of WELLfed Learners report they now eat more healthy & feel more confident, 78% feel more connected to the community and 100% wanting to keep learning new things!
Each WELLfed Learner attends 6+ months of weekly classes with recipes, tips and materials, and a strong focus on seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables. The programme has been co-designed with the local community, to make the classes accessible and to ensure that the recipes and classes make a real difference.
During classes, WELLfed Learners:
- Make a meal, packed with fresh fruit and veggies, to take home for their whānau – plus extra kai
- Receive basic kitchen equipment for home
- Share kai and make connections
- Grow confidence, numeracy, literacy, health and well-being
- Have fun in a supportive, nurturing, safe environment
Each Learner has access to pastoral care and other free opportunities including driver licensing, first aid, personal support with CV’s, interview skills and more!
WELLfed has a strong commitment to sustainability, with 25,260kgs of rescued food helping create meals that have fed over 66,000 mouths fed so far!
More than 20,000+ volunteer hours, 8,272 items of kitchen equipment, and 7,225 pantry items have helped us towards the mission of nourishing communities with food and connections.