Volunteers: Jo Weston (front) & Amy King (back)
taking part in Bellyfull’s first Cookathon - striving to feed Selwyn.

Selwyn Has A Bellyfull

21.10.2015

Volunteers with Bellyful Selwyn held their very first ‘Cookathon’ on Sunday, October 4th with the goal of preparing sixty meals for delivery during the forthcoming month.

The ‘Cookathons’ are held at the Lincoln Event Centre main kitchen every four to six weeks and include making meals such as Lasagne, Spaghetti Bolognese and Macaroni Cheese for well-deserving families.

Bellyful is a nationwide non-profit organisation that was ‘born’ out of the desire to see families being supported by their fellow community members. Volunteers cook and deliver meals to families with newborn babies, as well as families with young children who are struggling with illness (it may be a critically or terminally ill immediate family member). Bellyful Selwyn was established due to the increased demand for meals being delivered to the Selwyn region from outside the area, and thanks to wonderful local supporters, the service is free. The Selwyn area was previously being serviced by Bellyful Christchurch who currently deliver between 150-250 meals a month around the greater Canterbury region.  With the growing number of families moving into the Selwyn region and the number of families with very little immediate family support, there has been a significant increase for a service like Bellyful. This increased demand has been evident not only in the Selwyn region, but also within Christchurch and nationwide.

Anyone wishing to refer themselves or a friend to Bellyfull can contact them via their website www.bellyful.org.nz

Anyone interested in volunteering for Bellyful, should click on the ‘help fill bellies’ link.