Com­mu­nity pulls to­gether to fill food bank

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯ RONGORONGO - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

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.

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