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for help.” But it was not just the food­bank’s fi­nances that felt the pinch, Good­win said.

“What we are see­ing more of right now is that there’s noth­ing left of wages at the end of the week.

“It takes very, very lit­tle, such as need­ing a new tyre for the car, that they need our ser­vice,” she said.

“The tragedy is peo­ple leave it un­til they have no other op­tion. No one wants to come to a char­ity like a food­bank. They will use up all of their credit first. ”

Good­win said work­ing with Tau­ranga’s 95 food­bank-af­fil­i­ated so­cial ser­vice agen­cies also en­sured peo­ple need­ing help in other ar­eas were looked af­ter.

“With ev­ery­one work­ing to­gether, the agen­cies and us, peo­ple are re­ally get­ting sup­port. I think Tau­ranga is great at help­ing peo­ple.”

edi­tor Scott Inglis said he was thrilled to be help­ing the Tau­ranga Com­mu­nity How to ap­ply for a food par­cel

You will need to visit one of the Tau­ranga Com­mu­nity Food­bank’s ap­proved re­fer­ral agen­cies to ob­tain a “food par­cel re­fer­ral”. Just take along some form of ID. Re­fer­ral agen­cies in­clude:

■ Tau­ranga Bud­get Ad­vice

■ Sal­va­tion Army

■ Pa­pamoa Fam­ily Ser­vices

■ Hil­lier Cen­tre

■ St Peters Church

■ Wel­come Bay Com­mu­nity Cen­tre

■ Merivale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre

■ St Vin­cent de Paul Sup­port Cen­tre

■ Te Tuinga Whanau

Food­bank again.

“With­out the help of the food­bank hun­dreds of fam­i­lies go with­out each year. They do such a great job and help so many peo­ple and fam­i­lies who need it.” PHOTO / AN­DREW WARNER

Tau­ranga Com­mu­nity Food­bank man­ager Nicki Good­win and ware­house man­ager Bren­don Collins get into the fes­tive spirit as the Bay of Plenty Times Christ­mas Ap­peal be­gins.

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