The Christmas Box Story

The Christmas Box Story

Christmas Box started on the premise that charity begins at home, delivering Christmas gift-wrapped food boxes to local families in need.

Today, we see the impact of Kiwis feeding Kiwis as this project responds to the ever increasing needs across our nation.

What's in a Christmas Box?

Christmas Box is a food box that caters to a family of 4-6, helping supplement breakfast, lunch and dinner meals over a week.

Clestina sums it up; “Some people may think it’s just a box of goodies but for a family like mine, it’s such a treat…an amazing thing to do just before Christmas”

Christmas Box Distribution from 2001..

All Locations
Total Families Fed
Total People Impacted
New Zealand
NZ Families Fed
NZ People Impacted
Cook Islands
Cook Is. Families Fed
People Impacted since 2013
Melbourne Families Fed
People Impacted since 2013

The New Zealand Journey So Far

96,103 Christmas Boxes

distributed since 2001 (in New Zealand)

480,515 Kiwis fed 
(Based on 5 people per family)


250+ NZ Community & Government Organisations (272 Project-wide)
distribute to families which they identify are in need of a food box

7 Packing locations
spread throughout New Zealand

*$30 you donate only goes to Feed a Family in New Zealand

Christmas Box New Zealand Distribution


Spreading the Joy Abroad

Since 2013 the Christmas Box story has spread beyond NZ in response to requests to replicate the Christmas Box model:

14,323 Christmas Boxes feeding approximately 71,615 people in Melbourne and the Cook Islands at Christmas since 2013 (Based on a family of 5)

Cook Islands fundraise for the majority of food boxes distributed throughout the Islands

Melbourne fund and obtain sponsorship for all food boxes distributed in their Region

*$30 you donate only goes to Feed a Family in New Zealand


Christmas Box is an initiative of The Life Centre Trust, a registered New Zealand charity.
PO Box 108138, Symonds St, Auckland 1150
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