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Covid-19 Help Food Rescue

$3,590 donated
Given by 84 generous donors in around 6 months

Please donate what you can to help our charity continue the important work that we are doing feeding thousands of people each week.

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As the COVID-19 lockdown continues, so does our work at KCA. With the payroll subsidy coming to an end soon we are expecting to see a large influx of people suffering from food insecurity.

As an essential service, our volunteers are doing their best to make sure good food still reaches those who need it during these challenging times. The need is greater than usual and so many people are struggling.

Unfortunately the non-perishable food that we had in stock has been significantly depleted that we require your help. The funds donated will allow us to purchase in more non-perishable food to distribute to local foodbanks plus our operating costs during the lockdown.

KCA is still working to redistribute food to local foodbanks and groups in Wellington, Porirua and Hutt Valley area. Some of the agencies are Salvation Army, Supergrans Porirua and Lower Hutt, Soup Kitchen Wellington, Kapiti Foodbank, St Annes Pantry Foodbank, Newlands Foodbank, St Vincent de Paul Kapi Mana Foodbanks.

We are humbled by all that our food donors and partner charities are doing to help feed so many families who are being hit hard at the moment. We have temporarily paused our non- food operations.

To ‘shrink our bubble’ we have a small crew of volunteers working hard through the lockdown to rescue and redistribute food.

We’re checking in with our volunteers regularly to make sure the whole team is doing OK.

KCA thanks everyone for their generousity but need your help to raise funds to continue as with the interesting time that we live in most of our funding streams have gone.

In the weeks and months ahead KCA are going to need a huge amount of support. Please consider making a donation to help us feed Wellingtonians who are struggling more than ever right now.

About us

Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) based in Grenada North does the hard work behind the scenes - rescuing fresh food, clothes and goods and providing them to front-line charities so that they have the resources they need to help those most in need.

Use of funds

The funds will be used to pay for our additional operating costs associated with Covid-19. We will also need to purchase in some stock as due to the lock down some of our donations of certain items like toilet paper etc is not coming in.

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July 2020 Update  20 August 2020

Posted by: Kiwi Community Assistance

Sincerest thanks to our volunteers and 1 paid staff member for their hard work during the month of July.

With the generosity of our food rescue sponsors KCA was able to redistribute over 33 tons of food into the Greater Wellington community through our partnership with local foodbanks, schools and community groups.

Our partner agencies also restarted home visits to their clients and we were able to give to them 137 banana boxes of clothing, shoes, linen and homewares.

On the 12th July 2020, we started our big consolidation move into 1 larger warehouse.

I am pleased to announce that as of 20th August we are now under 1 roof. It was a HUGE job and with the assistance of Foodstuffs North Island Transport Division, FMG, Chorus, Tawa Lions, Tawa Rotary, Wellington North Rotary, Singapore Airlines, Accenture, AJ Park (to name a few) who sent corporate volunteers to assist us set up our new warehouse whilst operating business as usual.

Thanks to Sutherland Self Help Trust for their financial support which allowed us to build a brand new chiller and freezer room. Thanks to Wellington Refrigeration for their sponsorship for building the new chiller and freezer room.

Thanks to Dobbins Office Furniture for their donation of office furniture for our warehouse office plus for paying for the electrical work to have a hot water Rheem system installed.

Thanks to our volunteers and other charitable trusts whose funding paid for the fit out and part of our expansion costs. Thanks also to Wellington City Council who contributed funds to pay a few months rent on our warehouse.

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Kuntal on 14 Sep 2020
Teresa on 07 Sep 2020
Sally on 05 Sep 2020
To help with your good work
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Guest Donor on 25 Aug 2020
May the food reach to needy family(s)
Roseanne on 20 Aug 2020
Thank you for helping those in need during the Covid-19 crisis.

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