Koha Kai Whare Social Supermarket stretches your dollar a long way. Run by Palmerston North Methodist Social Services the idea of the social supermarket is that there is dignity in choice and people can have a sense of normality in what they do and not feel isolated or stigmatised by their circumstances.  Instead of collecting a pre-selected food parcel, shoppers can choose their own grocery items from a wide selection of food and essentials in a warm and friendly supermarket environment for a Koha.

The friendly team @ PNMSS offer so many other services too including counselling, social work support and navigational support, they also offer education programmes targeted at hard-to-reach communities. Koha Kai Whare Social Supermarket is giving dignity back to those who need it most when times are tough.