Do­na­tions spark call for a hand

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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 ad­min@kca.org.nz.

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