Box brings good­ies to fam­ily ta­bles

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good­ies to help Kiwi fam­ily in need this Christ­mas.

The com­mu­nity-funded Christ­mas Box project, by LIFE Com­mu­nity, sup­ple­ments break­fast, lunch and din­ner meals – and a treat or two – for a fam­ily of 4-6 for more than aweek.

Dur­ing its first year, 2001, LIFE sent out fewer than 100 parcels, wrapped in ba­nana boxes.

The idea was sim­ple – to reach fam­i­lies in need, com­mu­nity man­ager Lili Le­malu said. But as the need kept grow­ing, the or­gan­i­sa­tion did too: the project has now fed more than 110,000 fam­i­lies – reach­ing half amil­lion peo­ple across New Zealand, Aus­tralia and the Pa­cific Is­lands.

Christ­mas Box is a Stuff spon­sored event.

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