Posts Tagged ‘foodbank’

Study finds families locked in poverty

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Families locked in poverty will stay that way despite the 1 April benefit increases, a new study by the Fairer Future Collaboration discovered. Fairer Future Collaboration spokesperson Brooke Pao Stanley, of Auckland Action Against Poverty, says it’s time for the Government to “level up” income support so everyone can live with dignity. Poverty was forcing Read more

‘Everyone is suffering’: Foodbank founder warns financial hardship will only worsen

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Those running the region’s foodbanks warn as the cost of living increases so too will financial hardship and the queues of people looking for assistance. According to Statistics New Zealand, food prices in New Zealand have increased 4.5 per cent in the year ending December 2021, pushed by an increase of 2.6 per cent in Read more

‘Extraordinary amount’ collected for Vinnies food bank

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Staff at the St Vincent de Paul foodbank were left with the unusual sensation of wondering where to start putting things after a truck loaded to the brim with food arrived at the centre yesterday. Centre and pastoral co-ordinator Sarah Strang said the Dunedin City Council had done a collection around all its staff and Read more

Burglars steal donated food and gifts from Vinnies

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Parish Priest of the Palmerston North Cathedral, Fr Joe Grayland, is thanking the local people and businesses for replacing many of the donated Christmas goods and much of the food, stolen over the weekend. “Their generosity has been outstanding, and it restores my faith in human nature”, he says. “They will literally help make Read more

Two break-ins at Salvation Army food bank

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Salvation Army’s Napier food bank had 2 break-ins in two days. “It’s especially disappointing when we’re in the process of helping people at this difficult time. The food that was taken would have helped quite a number of Napier families and individuals,” he said. Read more Related Posts:Salvation Army calls for rent freezes, Govt Read more

Wellington foodbank probed for fraud

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

A Wellington foodbank is being investigated for fraud, after it was deemed to be involved in “serious wrongdoing”. The Wellington Foodbank Service – not associated with the one run by the Wellington City Mission – has also now been stripped of its charitable status, with the Department of Internal Affairs advising major donors not to Read more