WELLfed is an established, multi-award-winning adult and youth education programme that has been teaching families how to make healthy, affordable meals and baking since 2016.

At our base in Porirua East, Learners attend hands-on cooking classes for two terms to embed transferable life skills, transforming lives and communities beyond the kitchen.

Our mission is to nourish communities through food and connections. These classes are just part of the ripple of impact that is created when people have the choices, resources and skills to live well.

“Through our programmes, people are eating more healthily, feeling a greater sense of community connection, spending less money on food and having the confidence to learn new things.”

The support received from Trust House is helping cover key people in WELLfed’s operational team to ensure the continuity of our mahi in these challenging times. This directly benefits the 150+ Learners who participate in the WELLfed programmes each year, with over 400 people per week fed by delicious kai made by Learners at WELLfed.

Massive thanks to Trust House for this funding that ensures the impacts of the WELLfed programme are maximised in 2023.


"Thanks to the generous support of the Trust House Foundation grant, HOA has recently acquired 8 Artist Panels, providing our contributors with a dynamic platform to showcase their work."

Heart of Arts

"Without the support from Trust House Foundation we could not have run all these activities for our community and provide them at a cost-effective rate."

Porirua Basketball

"The generous support from Trust House Foundation has enabled Arita to carry out this values-based and fulfilling work in 2023, and has helped set an example of how we can set young leaders up for success in learning and development roles which create positive outcomes in their community."

Shoebox Christmas

"Massive thanks to Trust House for this funding that ensures the impacts of the WELLfed programme are maximised in 2023 "


"The Grant was to contribute towards our Food Services Manager.  Our wonderful Heath helps the community and corporate groups cook dinner for the families and provides meals throughout the day.  This provides the families with more time to spend with their family while their child is in hospital. "

Ronald McDonald Charitable Trust

"On behalf of Waimanaaki and the Live and Learn Trust, we thank you for your grant to help the camp in a range of ways. With these funds we have been able to purchase sixty new mattresses for campers to enjoy in the cabins. These new mattresses have a hospital-grade cover to help ease cleaning and maintain safe, hygienic practices to ensure all those who stay in the cabins are comfortable and well looked after for many camps to come. We have also been able to purchase a generator to power the campsite during outages and provide electricity for the local Riversdale residents if there is a prolonged outage. We have also completed the upgrade to all the gas regulators on-site to ensure we are up to code
and all safe.."

The Learn ‘N’ Live Trust

"Through the generosity of Trust House and their grant-funding programme we receive much needed funds which enable our Educator to see over 5000 tamariki across in the North Wellington region."

Life Education Trust North Wellington