Caring into the Community




Fullstop is a project reaching out to the community of Tauranga by way of a food van.  Six nights a week a dedicated team of (100+) volunteers pack up the custom made van with soup, sandwiches, milo, juice, fresh fruit etc that the preparation teams have provided and hit the streets.  Not all children that come to the van are hungry - we are there to help where we can and put caring into our community by offering friendship, a listening ear, and building of relationships.  We have had 11,000 people attend our van over the last 12 months and Fullstop has been operating in the Bay of Plenty community for 12 years.


For enquires regarding volunteering please contact: Meari: 07-548 0398 
cell: 027 373 1416 or email:

To download an application form for volunteering please click here.  To download a Police Vetting Form please click here.  

We have two teams: Food Preparation Team and Van Run Team.  Food Preparation teams prepare the sandwiches, fruit and drink either in the morning or afternoon (flexible).  Van Run teams collect the food and drink and take the nourishment to the suburbs listed below. We always need more volunteers and donations of fresh fruit.  




5pm - 7pm Monday to Friday

2pm - 4.30pm Saturday


Monday:  Papamoa & Arataki - Lyn Grove, Links Avenue

Tuesday:  Hairini & Ohauiti - Ila Park, Lochinvar Place, Haukore Road (Park)

Wednesday:  Merivale - Henderson Crescent, Surrey Grove, Hampton Terrace, Oxford Street (two stops)

Thursday:  Greerton - Mansels Road (Merivale end), Sherson Street, Wylie Street, Jones Street, Scott Street

Friday:  Gate Pa - Anzac Park, Cook Street, Wilkinson Street

Saturday:  Welcome Bay - Victory Street, 30 Langstone Road (two stops), Waitaha Road, Dingadee Street, Arawata Street (two stops), Corinna Street, Dunton Drive, Skate Park behind Community Hall (Welcome Bay Road)



A Ministry to provide nourishment for the four cornerstones of life - Spiritual, Physical, Mental & Emotional



"Some years ago I volunteered for Fullstop after seeing an appeal for help, not really knowing what it involved.  We are led to believe that we live in wealthy country but there are many families and children who go without on a daily basis.  Fullstop aims to provide not just a sandwich and a drink but friendship.  We do not judge anyone who visits the van on any of the six nights as it travels the various parts of our city, but just hold out a hand of friendship." - Malcolm Buchanan, Tauranga


"Its really good the way the young people (Young Vinnies) are involved.  It's great to see them working alongside me on the van run.  They get along well with the kids." - Tom Callinan, 78, Tauranga