SuperGrans Manawatu

Our Stories


"The feedback from those who participated in the cooking class was very positive. Not only did they have some delicious food but they were given resources and many excellent ideas to help reduce their grocery bills, prevent food wastage, increase intake of vegetables, provide healthy school lunches for their children etc."

- client Support Worker

"I really enjoyed the SuperGran cooking classes. They are fun and I’m finding getting new recipes and practising them has helped me with new ideas of things to make at home. I’ve even shared some of the recipes with friends and family who have requested them after making them for them."

- workshop client

"As a volunteer for Supergrans the benefits are many. Being able to pass on skills and watching the pleasure and confidence people get from the learning is just a part of it. New friendships are formed and it is heartening to hear how much our being there means to those in our classes. The Supergrans staff are welcoming to everyone while maintaining a professional operation. We all appreciate their committment to this great cause.”

- S, workshop Mentor


"As a retired teacher I find that volunteering with Super grans enables me to share my life skills and systems with people in our community, who possibly never had the opportunity to have this support. I feel that it is part of our rent for being on this planet, to help and assist people who ask for our time and understanding. I firmly believe in "paying-it-forward, and volunteering with Super grans allows me to do this."

- A, one on one mentor

"Mentoring for SuperGrans has been a wonderful experience for me. I felt fully supported by SuperGrans during the time I helped a family to increase their cooking skills. I know the family enjoyed the experience and I felt that I actually got as much out of the mentoring as they did. I look forward to helping out a new SuperGrans client."

- M, one-on-one mentor

"We would like to say a big thank you to you and your team, for your skills and generosity in giving our son confidence in the kitchen. He has come a long way since those early days and can now confidently cook his favourite meals. More importantly he recognises the value in being able to cook at home." 

- mother of client