Community pulls together to fill food bank
Loud speakers were used to coax all sorts of goods out of homes on November 16 during the successful food bank drive.
Cupboards and shelves at the Tokoroa Community Food Bank are now fully stocked after the event.
About 60 volunteers took part in any way they could at the annual drive.
Volunteer Sandy Simmonds was impressed with the generosity of the community.
‘‘We’ve actually done better than the last couple of years . . . Times are tough and working here two days ago, I know . . . they really pulled together this year.’’
It was deemed a huge success and Simmonds said residents of Tokoroa have been generous.
‘‘If people didn’t donate and we didn’t have this drive then we wouldn’t exist.’’
Food bank volunteers wanted to thank the runners, lifters, drivers, the Tokoroa Volunteer Fire Brigade, St John, the Catholic Women’s League and the patchwork and quilting group.
Stocked up: The Tokoroa Community Food Bank is located on Torphin Cres and is open Monday to Friday from 10am until noon.