Covid-19 Help Food Rescue
Please donate what you can to help our charity continue the important work that we are doing feeding thousands of people each week.Wellington
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.
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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In the month of June 2020, our volunteers rescued and redistributed a whopping 33493.38kgs. We also had pallets of pork products donated from Auckland and pallets of apples from Mr Apple in Hawkes Bay.
KCA also distributed 251 banana boxes of winter clothing, shoes, linen, homewares, tumble dryer, car seats, heaters, chrome book to families working with our various partner agencies.
At present KCA is assisting approx 10,000 residents in the Greater Wellington region.
A few weeks before the election the pay subsidy available to employers will finish. KCA expects to see another influx of families requiring assistance.
Please assist us to continue vital work that we are doing as many of our funding streams are no longer available due to Covid-19.
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This page was created on 9 Apr 2020 and closes on 8 Oct 2020.