Donations spark call for a hand
Tawa-based charity Kiwi Community Assistance is calling for more volunteers, after being run off its feet by food donations from supermarkets.
Last year the charity helped more than 55,000 people by redistributing donations received to agencies such as St Vincent de Paul, foodbanks and Natone Park School.
Founder Tracy Wellington said more food meant they could help more people in need, but KCA needed more volunteers to get the job done.
‘‘In the 90 days that we have been open in 2018, our volunteers have rescued over 54 tonnes of food and distributed 1379 banana boxes of clothing, school supplies, shoes.
‘‘We can barely keep up, so we’re looking for more people to help out, especially during the week.’’
Volunteers can work out at the warehouse in Grenada North on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am, or can help with with food rescue from Monday to Sunday. Go to kca.org.nz or contact Tracy at email@example.com.