Lions feed families
Palmerston North residents gave generously to the Food Bank Drive on Saturday with over 4000 bags collected.
Methodist Social Services (MSS) general manager Kim Penny said it was a fantastic response.
“We have just come to the end of last year’s food items with baked beans and tinned tomatoes left over.”
The statistics for those families who required help went up over the year and December always trended upwards, Kim said.
“The cost of rent and power cuts into peoples’ budgets and people were caught out at times with other costs like having to purchase a new tyre.
“Some families do not have that resilience. Anyone can come to us and we will work with them long term to build that resilience.” Kim said they were also grateful to the Middle District Lions who did the lions share of the organising and were the constant backbone for the drive.
Middle Districts Lions Club members Don Brown and Phil Belk (obscured) with some of the 4000 bags collected in Saturday’s Food Bank Drive.