The New Brighton community has helped set up a new food distribution centre.
Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel says the centre is at Roy Stokes Hall, on Seaview Road.
She says it has been set up by the community and the police, with the assistance of the army.
Ms Dalziel says the centre urgently needs non-perishable food.
Meanwhile, a volunteer food service is calling on donations to help pay for the helicopters they are using and the food they are giving out.
A spokesperson for the Rangiora Quake Express, Fiona Parks, says donations can be made at the ANZ Bank.