What is a Low-Cost Food & Transport Map?
WellSouth’s Low-Cost Food & Transport maps were developed as an online resource showing affordable (free or lower cost) food and transport options available for communities in our Southern Region. Each option listed shows the location and basic details of community services and initiatives providing affordable food or transport assistance, skills or resources that help enable people to have better access to adequate and safe food for health & wellbeing.
WellSouth has redeveloped these maps to help address health and wellbeing outcomes associated with food insecurity and complex inequities - the Covid-19 pandemic has only emphasised the need for support in this area. Each map has been updated and designed as an online resource for Primary Care providers and Social Service agencies to use alongside and support patients/clients experiencing food insecurity and financial challenges. However, these maps are also available for anyone in the community to access at any time.
As these maps are live resources they will need updated regularly as the support and services provided in our communities often changes. We welcome you to contact us with information about new or existing food and transport options:
Phone: 03 477 1163
Dunedin, Invercargill and Central Otago maps live now
New and updated maps for Wider Dunedin, Invercargill City, and Queenstown Lakes-Central Otago areas are now live for your use, with our intention to create additional maps for other Southern locations. To view a map, use the + and – buttons on the left hand side to zoom in and out, or click on View Larger Map for a full screen version.
Click the double arrow in top left corner to reveal the legend - there are a number of different categories, such as Community Pantries, Produce Boxes & bags and Public Drinking Fountains, which can be selected (or deselected) to more easily find the information wanted.