Kai Aroha - Feeding Our Hungry Community

Tuhia ki te rangi, tuhia ki te whenua, tuhia ki te ngākau o ngā tangata katoa! He honore he kororia ki te Atua, a Ihu Karaiti me te Wairua Tapu. Based in Tauranga Moana, Te Moana-a-Toi, Aotearoa, (Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand), Kai Aroha was birthed in 2016. Kai Aroha is a voluntary-based, non-profit charity organisation that provides a free community meal every Friday night, to anyone and everyone in need of a kai. Whether you are homeless, living in your vehicle, living in emergency accommodation, living in a home or living in chronic situations where kai is scarce then Kai Aroha is for you.  

Kai Aroha is also a place of connection for whānau and individuals to meet and interact with others in their community. If this is you, then we welcome you, if you know someone in any of these situations then please do pass on our details to them and invite them to Kai Aroha.  

So don't be shy whānau, haere mai ki te kai!

Te whāinga ō Kai Aroha | Our aim

Is to be effective by connecting with our community whānau and extending manaakitanga, hospitality by simply talking to people and making them feel welcome. At Kai Aroha, we meet people where they are at and as they are.


Every Friday night, at 5:30pm 

Since Covid-19 our meals have become takeaway meals, but anyone who receives a meal from us is most welcome to sit down at our locations and enjoy your kai with others, if you wish.


We are located at two venues:

  • PĀPĀMOA - St. Paul's Church, 242 Dickson Road, Pāpāmoa. 5:30pm.
  • GREERTON - Greerton Community Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd, Tauranga (opposite Caltex Station and McDonalds). 5:30pm.



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