OUR VISION is to assure that no one goes hungry, Minimize waste, encourage others to become self-sufficient, connecting people together.
Kia Ora and welcome to my Journey!
I've been asked several times why I have the passion and the drive behind my mahi, how I can present it and myself so beautifully.
My mahi (work) isn't just all about the meal, It's about many other things, things that aren't even food related. Yes, we all need food to keep our motors going otherwise we would eventually seize up. Inside this appearance is a huge book that would take me years to explain to you, but here's my story briefly.
I lived on the street at the young age of 15. In my mind back then, I was running from my offenders, trying to save myself. I was in a dark place which lead me to more abuse. To me it was normal. Please don't get me wrong, I was raised by the best parents ever; yet i kept my secrets hidden.
You're looking at an EX Victim & Survivor of 21 yrs of sexual abuse from the age of 8 - 29, The harm for the next 20 years was caused by the SILENCE which caused so much pain, more than you could imagine. Everything else in that book ranged from post traumatic stress disorder, loneliness, anger, hatred, feeling Isolated, anxiety issue's, suicidal thoughts and the list goes on. We all know it as depression. It hits everyone so differently.
Now, from a victim to a survivor and now a thriver, the world is my Oyster and I'm exploring all my options. I'm out to do my mahi and to show others that they can overcome something as traumatic as this. This is not all about the 'meal' my team and I work so hard to provide, but the aroha and empathy. If I can try to make a difference, I've got nothing to lose trying.
More about us
OUR VISION is to assure that no one goes hungry, Minimize waste, encourage others to become self-sufficient, connecting people together socially, Help end Homelessness
MISSION Feed the Need – Mind Body & Spirit Meals: Providing free healthy and nutritious meals to all who come through our doors. We are committed to improving the quality of life and restoring the dignity of those we serve when providing a hot meal to elderly weekly and monthly within our community. Helping our Homeless: Organizing & implementing plan with community to help provide support for those that are Homeless Food rescue: Collection of Foods donated from local supermarkets, also picking and collecting fruit from people’s homes, and other businesses, stores, sorted and given to organizations that give to people in need. Community Garden: Growing food, and involving community to take part, food will be donated to help people in need. Whangarei Community Papers and Te Kaea News (Maori TV) are: providing a voice for the community through people volunteering their time, Opportunities for organizations to share news. the Recipients of our services are NEVER to be asked for payment. our services are entirely Charitable. To collaborate and work in with other organizations, to engage in service projects.
Use of funds
I'm seeking help towards the general cost of maintaining Love Soup in and out of the office. Running cost of Travel to and forth picking up donations from communities and business's. To and from community meal event etc Printing required in order to gain sponsors and contributors. Leaflets, Business Cards, Posters. To help maintain our share as love soup towards the the rental cost. I would love to purchase Love Soup T - Shirts for all my volunteers who are helping at the community events.