Returning surplus food to the community

On The House is a community group with no religious affiliation. Ours is a space where the New Plymouth community can interact, build relationships, and where our open-hearted volunteers serve surplus food to anyone who can make good use of it.

"The three pillars of On The House is to, reduce food waste, feed people who need it and to build community through connection and participation."

Volunteer

We rely on volunteer power! Here are some meaningful ways you could help.

Donate

Any dollar you can spare will help us to help people and planet.

Supply

We’ll collect your surplus food and share it freely with the community.  No waste!

FIND OUR FREE STORES HERE

Free food with a smile, no exceptions

Everyone who lines up is served by On The House volunteers. Everyone is welcome. No judgement or barriers.

Mondays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Weekly

24 Lawry Street, St James Church, Moturoa, New Plymouth 4310

Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Fortnightly

66 Liardet Street, Methodist Church Hall, Central, New Plymouth 4310

Thursdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Weekly

10 Henui Street, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Strandon, New Plymouth 4312

FIND OUR COMMUNITY FOOD HUB HERE

The hub is where we process the surplus food for Foodbanks, Community Groups and our Free Stores.

Unit 1 / 10 Oropuriri Road, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth 4310

We want your leftovers, even if they’re ugly!

How can I help?

Big issues like hunger (food poverty) and food waste can be overwhelming to think about. On The House has found a practical way to make a real difference in your community. There are lots of ways to pitch in, from volunteering or donating, to just making some noise about the work we’re doing here! 


Want to join the movement?