A number of community groups across the country can thank prisoners for the gifts they'll be receiving today.
For months inmates at facilities throughout New Zealand have been preparing food and presents for those less fortunate.
Deputy National Commissioner Rachel Leota, says it's a great way of giving back.
“Naturally Christmas can be a difficult and stressful time for many families across the country, so anything we can do is really important”
Prisoners will be served roast chicken for Christmas lunch this afternoon.