Tonight we fed 100 happy guests, with around 12 volunteers. our Love family is growing, at 3pm we had a good crowd turn up for our event with Tori @ Compost Collective & Love Food Hate Waste, We love collaborating with them, as we believe in how important it is to raise awareness of how much is wasted and protecting our environment.
So many still do not realize we are here, and some think we are only here for Homeless people, but our services are here for anyone in the community. And we enjoy meeting each of you.
Always Thankful to our Dynamo Danny, for introducing me to Wayne Walker, Our very own Father Earth, and Auckland Councilor, how quickly and amazing it became. From Strength to Strength Love Soup Hibiscus Coast was born.
I have not lost hope yet that, Love Soup Tokoroa will be rebuilt 💓🏫 A Community Hub is really needed there.
Each of us must rededicate ourselves to serving the common good. We are a community. Our individual Fates are linked; our futures intertwined; and if we act in that knowledge and in that spirit together, as the Bible says: “We can move mountains.” Jimmy Carter
Photos of our Day 20th November 2016 Whangaparaoa Hall
Since moving to the Hibiscus Coast in March I am continuously blown away everyday from the kindness and support people give., Not only is it beautiful everywhere you look, but so is the hearts in our community, Part of the work we do requires a fair bit of travel especially with Food rescue, finding ways to make ends meet can be a real struggle, This morning I got a phone call from Ursula, She remembers me coming in a few months back to get our WOF done, after she saw our article in The Hibiscus Matters about needing help with Oil change, They offered to provide us this service along with other checks, putting air in our Tyres, which they did also today, Checking over the car, They found our rear brake pads were dangerously flat, Which they also replaced. Free of Charge.
Ursula has a heart to help those that are less fortunate, being through her own struggles with losing her life long partner of 44 years in 2014, She has been running the business on her own for 2 1/2 years. Helping us she did without wanting any recognition, but with her permission I really wanted to acknowledge her and the business for their kindness and hope our community will support them.
If you are looking for a great place to come, to get your WOF services done, also specializing in Servicing and repairs, Batteries and Tyres, They also provide W.I.N.Z Quotes and offer $5 Discount W.O.F for our Senior Citizens and Students.
Fantastic friendly service you can trust, with even an area you can sit down relax and have a hot cuppa while you wait.
Now we can continue our plan with travels to Whangarei,Tokoroa & Rotorua to deliver Cheese 💓✨🚗☀
Thursday 17th November,
We visited GORGANICS, today meeting with Ivana, which are kindly donating us Fruits and Vegetables, We were so Excited to hear that Ivana’s Daughter Riley and friend Daisy did a lemonade stand to help raise some money for us too, how thoughtful and kind are our young ones. Thank you our sweethearts.
Marty and I took a road trip up to Puhoi Valley our Favorite Cheese Factory, Oh how we all Love our CHEESE 😍 We got to meet the lovely Marianne at Puhoi Valley café, and Next driveway over Where the bigger factory is, Aaron and Bryce that have been organizing to get the cheese to us, Which is Distributed widely around Auckland, Warkworth, Hamilton Tokoroa and Rotorua, with plans to get to Whangarei and Helensville in the near future. It was a wet day but every time such a beautiful drive and we love opportunities to visit. We are keen to bring our volunteers out someday for a treat here, the place is just magical, even in the rain.
Please consider supporting one of our Kitchens:
Hair nets, Gloves, Handy towels, Containers with lids, Marge, Tea, Coffee, sugar, Meat. The basics. MTA VOUCHERS – Gifts for Christmas Day
Containers with Lids – takeaway meals
Fruit – to distribute to schools
Christmas wrapping paper – Gifts for Christmas Day.
Petrol Vouchers – Oil Change for car – MTA VOUCHERS
Fridge / Fridge Freezer
Glad wrap, Christmas wrapping paper, Thermal Cups for Kids Kai, Freezer bags, Mayonnaise or Condensed Milk( Homemade Dressing) Petrol vouchers. – MTA Vouchers. – Gifts for Christmas.
🌟Thank you for your support 🌟
Our hearts go out to all those affected with Yesterday’s Earthquake….
We welcome you to join us. click here to book: Just Eat it
with Love Food Hate Waste & Tori from Compost Collective 3pm Sunday 20th November 2016 At 5pm we will be providing a free Community meal you are welcome to stay, We will be putting on a Hangi with our massive Kai Cooker @ Whangaparaoa Hall with Love Soup.
Every year Kiwis send 122,547 tonnes of food to landfill, all of which could have been eaten. Not only is wasting food costing us money, it is also bad for the environment.
This week, we had a great week, with Food Rescue getting food to Charities in Auckland West, and along the coast with our Drivers, Angela, Sue, Mary Therese, Michelle & Julie.
Wednesday and Sunday’s community meals & Meeting with our volunteers, Gardening and Painting the new trailer, Working on the shed, Dinner was super fun with Kim bringing in some nerf guns for all the kids to play. I think we need to get some for Christmas too 😍😝😜 & Saturday night a surprise 50th Birthday with our Big Supporters @ Bob Club NZ , Christmas event… A very special person !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANT 🌟💖🌟💖🎉🎈
Thank… You Salvation Army Store we have this awesome Fellow joining us on Christmas Day, Also Paul Yau a Chef from Walkworth came to deliver us some yummy Vegetarian Curries and meat patties. Check out the lemons, not sure who dropped them off They are HUGE !
Thank You Pegasus Sports Foundation we now have our own trailer!!
Great to meeting our Girl Guide Orewa Ranges this week, and Taking part in .Co Women Thank you Carol ASB got some great insight with Incredibly inspiring women.
Saturday 5th November: Yes we did it another great day in the Whangaparaoa communities garden, I managed to arrive just before midday after presentation in Western Springs there was over a dozen workers that helped before me, Thank you Earth Stone Arts for sharing the love, Spreading the word. we had lunch prepared by 12.30 when most had already left.
And what fantastic work you all did.
Wayne Walker, our very own Father Earth and Auckland Councillor, which has put so much into this garden and planning was there to work with the crowd.
Check out the amazing Art lab work with Anna, with the most kaleidoscopic pizzazzy oven ever. Just love her pieces.
Richard and Anita preparing lunch, was scrumdiddlyumptious.
Nice to work with Martin that’s going to help us with a few extra projects, and Wendy from Whangaparaoa Kindy. Also John that’s been working on our shed
Nem and your beautiful little angels that are always actively involved, in various activities. Including the baking treats you give to add to our meals. You truly inspire me. Always look forward to their sweet hugs. Loves Medicine
Love Soup Hibiscus Coast community dinner FREE EVENT. is going to be extra special this year, we are so thankful to be recipients for the promotion run by Hibiscus Matters Buy Local – Give Local
Gift vouchers donated will be gifted to struggling families we are aware of to help make Christmas extra special this year,
A community Christmas Dinner held at Whangaparaoa Hall on Sunday 25th Dec, 6 – 9pm
This family friendly event is open to all, visitors passing through, those struggling to make ends meet, as well as those who would just like to be a part of a larger event at this time of year.
Being together to share happiness & experience’s
involving volunteers from across the community together in a social, happy and fun event while serving on a common activity
If you wish to attend or donate goods or services please email
email@example.com – Subject line – Community Christmas,
Table cloths & Tinsel.
Donate a gift – or Gift voucher. via Hibiscus Matters Promotion
Share a Dish for Buffet table.
Share / involve guests on a fun activity.
Donate a Ham or Chicken.