Posts Tagged ‘Food parcels’

Vinnies says food parcel demand is soaring

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Food parcel demand is surging in Hamilton as Covid lockdown restrictions start to bite across the city. At St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) Hamilton, demand for food parcels has increased fourfold since the start of level 4 restrictions, general manager Mike Rolton​ says. “Normally we’d do 20 family food parcels per day on average but, Read more

Sikh volunteer group delivering food to the self-isolated

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Sikh volunteer groups

A Sikh volunteer group is among the many volunteer groups delivering food to people self-isolating. They have reported that one family, they have helped had not eaten properly for days. Auckland-based organiser Harpreet Singh said the group had recruited volunteers and planned operations in Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Whangārei and Hamilton. Singh said the group, a Read more

20 tonnes of unsold produce re-distributed in a month

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

There have been twenty tonnes of produce re-distributed in an in a single month by the volunteers at Kiwi Community Assistance That’s the amount of various foods no longer wanted on shop shelves and redistributed in September. Continue reading

Long queues outside Auckland city mission

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The Auckland City Mission began its annual distribution of food parcels and presents last week. City Missioner Diane Robertson said the lines for Christmas parcels first started forming at 4.30am. On Friday, the line stretched from the mission on Hobson Street to St Matthew’s Church. Ms Robertson said many people rely on the parcels. Auckland Read more

200 percent increase in demand for food parcels

Friday, May 4th, 2012

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 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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Foodlessness – eating your dinner and wondering

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

A five-year doctoral study by Waikato University sociologist Dr Kellie McNeill has found that charities served 25,000 free meals, Work and Income gave out 12,000 food grants and foodbanks gave out 4,000 food parcels in Hamilton in 2006-07. That was at a time when the economy was booming. National statistics suggest the recession may have roughly doubled Read more