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How do I get involved?

Simple. During November and December, choose your local or favourite DINEAID Restaurant or Cafe by visiting: Book, then go out and have fun!

On your own, or with friends, colleagues and loved ones in the run up to Christmas and New year. Just simply choose as your venue a DINEAID restaurant, and at the end of your meal you may notice a voluntary donation of just $2 per table has been added to the bill. (This is separate to any other gratuity or tips you may chose to leave.

The restaurant will send the donations back to us at the end December and we distribute the donations to those who may need a bit of a ‘helping hand’ at this time of year.

So this is instead of giving a tip?

NO! Those hard working souls who keep your glass filled with fine Pinot still deserve their gratuity for good service. The suggested donation to DINEAID is just $2 per table (put on the bill after the GST) and should be considered as a donation totally separate to any tip.

What if I don’t want to donate?

No worries. Just ask your waiting staff to remove the suggested $2 per table donation from the bill.

Who benefits?

100% of all money raised goes to the City Mission Food Banks, who in turn distribute food aid at close to 140 separate locations throughout NZ.

This 100% fund raising guarantee is only possible due to the support from our principal sponsors and technical partners.

100% of all money raised stays in New Zealand and is directed towards those who need a ‘helping hand’; this year we have identified the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch City Missions as recipients of your kind donations.

Can I give you more than $2?

Yes please! Just ask to have the bill amended when you are dining out to change the $2 per table to a higher donation of your choice.

Is this legal?

DineAid is in itself a charitable organisation, registered with the NZ Charities commission.

Can my restaurant get involved?

Yes please. Just contact us and we will send you an information pack. Or click here to register online.


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restaurants & cafes

Thanks to participating cafes, restaurants and our sponsors, 100% of all the money raised is redistributed within New Zealand to help Food Banks serviced by the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch City Missions.


If you run a restaurant and would like to take part, please sign up now.

In the run up to Christmas, what’s $2 at the end of a fantastic meal?


to feed

to clothe


This year’s campaign will once again be raising funds for the City Mission Food Banks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. These central food bank hubs distribute food through close to 140 separate locations throughout New Zealand.

Thanks to the support of our Principal Sponsor Wall Real Estate, 100% of all funds raised will be used for the vital work these charities undertake across New Zealand.

Get involved

It’s easy to lend a helping hand – by either adding a voluntary donation of just $2 per table to your customer’s bills. Or by creating a DINEAID special on the menu, with $2 from every dish going to the cause.

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Become a Sponsor

We couldn’t do what we do without the help of some amazing organisations. To enquire about becoming one please contact us.