Posts Tagged ‘Foodbanks’

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

Government adds $6m to food bank funding

Thursday, June 29th, 2023

The government is putting a further $6 million towards food banks, saying demand is high – particularly in communities affected by extreme weather events. The funding is being added to the Food Secure Communities programme, set up during the pandemic. Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said the government had since July 2021 provided more than Read more

Foodbank demand echoes “Mother Hubbard”

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

Lack of money and high prices are causing food shortages in hundreds of thousands of New Zealand homes. Foodbank demand is soaring. Working families are among the growing number lining up for help as the cost of living and inflation bubble upwards. Food shortages are hitting food banks too. Like “Mother Hubbard“, who went to Read more

Foodbanks under real pressue

Monday, November 8th, 2021
St Vincent de Paul Foodbank

The shelves are nearly bare at Dunedin’s foodbanks, as they grapple with record demand and the cancellation of a major donation event. The area’s four foodbanks — Presbyterian Support Otago, the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and the Mosgiel Community Food Bank, met yesterday to discuss the intense pressure their services have come under Read more