200 percent increase in demand for food parcels

Welfare services in Invercargill are being stretched to their limits with an almost 200 per cent increase in food parcels needed from the Salvation Army for struggling residents during the past year.

Invercargill Salvation Army Captain Russell Garbett said the national Red Shield Appeal was launched yesterday and it was hoped people would donate to the cause to help meet the needs for struggling community members.

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