Four community groups and businesses are joining forces to appeal for food items for Wellsford foodbank Loaves & Fishes.
Wellsford Plunket, Citizens Advice Bureau, Wellsford Four Square and Warkworth Food Rescue are collecting non-perishable food and other essential items for families in need. Together, they are appealing for donations of flour, sugar, milk powder, cereal, rice, pasta, canned foods, crackers, biscuits, toilet rolls and paper towels.
Loaves and Fishes coordinator Irene Rockell says the drive is part of a range of extra support that’s been offered to the foodbank since Covid-19 restrictions were first put in place by the Government.
Donations can be dropped off between 9am and 4pm on weekdays at five Wellsford locations – the Citizens Advice Bureau at 1 Matheson Road; Mike Pero Wellsford at 195 Rodney Street; the Hospice Shop at 179 Rodney Street; PGG Wrightson at 2 Port Albert Road; and Wharehine Contractors at 1650 State Highway 1.