Posts Tagged ‘Food Banks’

Child poverty – urgent help needed from new PM

Thursday, November 16th, 2023
child poverty

Child poverty must be at the top of the incoming Government’s agenda, says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). It has written an open letter and launched a petition, demanding a meeting with incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon before Christmas. CPAGs health spokesperson and former paediatrician Professor Ines Asher says they’re calling for the meeting Read more

Delta, meet housing crisis and poverty

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Highly infectious diseases thrive in substandard living conditions. It was true in the 19th century, and as Covid-19 stubbornly continues to spread through the community in our biggest city, it is true here and now. An adequate standard of living has never been available for everyone in Aotearoa. A Māori Women’s Welfare League survey in Read more

Uber Eats may be the solution – for some

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern encouraged people to use restaurants that did their own food deliveries instead of using Uber Eats. Uber Eats continues to charge high commission rates. When the country moves to Alert Level 3 the problem for some may well be to decide how their restaurant meals will be delivered. But Read more

10% of NZers do not have enough suitable food

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
food insecurity

The Auckland City Mission says over the last few years, demand for food has continually and dramatically increased. Food insecurity, or food poverty, is defined as not having enough appropriate food. The City Mission says information about food insecurity in New Zealand is outdated and sparse. But research led by the mission’s general manager of Read more

Failed Wellington bus changes a foodband windfall

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

A commuter’s moment of inspiration and some hard work between two parishioners from St Michael and All Angels Church in the Wellington suburb of  Newlands has resulted in a windfall for the Newlands foodbank. Continue reading

New Zealand’s largest food bank faces closure

Monday, August 28th, 2017

New Zealand’s largest foodbank faces closure, after being unable to pay its rent. More than 132 agencies and churches use Christchurch’s 0800 Hungry – which also delivers directly to families – with surplus supplies going to low decile schools. Continue reading

Shrinking resources to meet soaring demand

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A new report from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services, NZCCSS, says there is a soaring demand being made on social service organisations. At the same time government support has shrunk, particularly in the form of food grants. Executive officer Trevor McGlinchey said social service organisations were under huge financial stress. But government funding Read more

Auckland diocese walk to raise funds for food banks

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Auckland Catholic diocese is raising funds for food banks by means of a sponsored walk. The 5km loop walk on Saturday, March 21 will raise funds for the Society of St Vincent de Paul, to be distributed to Auckland food banks. The 1-1.5 hour walk starts at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby and returns Read more

City Mission sets up online food bank

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

City missions in Wellington, Auckland and now Christchurch are benefiting from an online food bank provided by a fundraising website called Fundy. “Basically we sell the products online, people go on and buy the products, and at the end of the month all of the products that have been purchased [on the online food bank] Read more

Church favours food packs over feast

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A Whangarei church will feed a record 750 low-income families this Christmas, albeit in a different way.

The Elim Christian Centre, formerly known as the Equip Church, will deliver food packs to needy families in Whangarei rather than organising a Christmas dinner which it did previously.

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