Sweet treat for char­i­ties

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF REPORTER

Porirua char­i­ties are in for a sweet treat after Whit­taker’s Choco­late do­nated more than 4,000 kilo­grams of dark choco­late to Kiwi Com­mu­nity As­sis­tance [KCA] to distribute to those in need.

KCA as­sists nu­mer­ous agen­cies through­out Welling­ton by pro­vid­ing food and house­hold items to char­i­ties they work with.

In 2016 KCA fed 30,000 peo­ple and res­cued over 100 tonnes of food.

In Jan­uary KCA had dis­trib­uted and res­cued 6.6 tonnes of food to agen­cies such He Huarahi Ta­mariki, Preg­nancy Help, Su­per­grans, Sal­va­tion Army, Taeao­manino Trust and Wes­ley Com­mu­nity Ac­tion.

Fam­ily Start are one of the or­gan­i­sa­tions that work with KCA to feed and help fam­i­lies in need.

Van driver for He Huarahi Ta­mariki (A Chance for Chil­dren), Peter said that re­ceiv­ing yummy good­ies from KCA ben­e­fits the teens in many ways as it helps give them en­ergy for their stud­ies.

‘‘When we feed them they have en­ergy and the mo­ment they get en­ergy they put some se­ri­ous work in and they re­ally work’’

A spokes­woman from Su­per­grans said the clients she works with were moved to tears by the kind­ness of peo­ple who do­nated.

‘‘Some of our client’s would cry be­cause of the box of fresh food they would re­ceive.’’

KCA co-founder Tracy Welling­ton with the choco­lates do­nated by Whit­tak­ers.

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