The Warkworth Christian Foodlink has thanked the community for its support last year, particularly during its Christmas Food Box Appeal.
The service delivered more than 500 boxes to needy families in the Mahurangi district during 2017, which included 194 Christmas boxes. They were distributed through local service agencies and helped 480 adults and 578 children. Manager Roger Mackay says it was the busiest year to date.
“The support of business houses, the community and individuals is essential if we are to continue to meet the need for food parcels,” he says.
Food comes from various sources including generous donations from parishioners and members of the community and local food producers.
Mr Mackay says demand for food boxes is often quite high at the start of the year when parents are getting children back to school and finances are stretched. Donations of food can be made at any time of the year.
Info: Roger Mackay on 425 8861 (9am-1pm, Tues-Fri) or firstname.lastname@example.org