Society of St Vincent de Paul East Auckland Area Council

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Helping struggling Auckland families and individuals to put food on the table.

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VINNIES Auckland has now refocused its services to support families affected by the Level 3 COVID-19 Lockdown with food packages and other essential needs . Since the COVID-19 Lockdown till now, they have distributed 12,500+ food boxes to families.

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VINNIES- Auckland support families and individuals experiencing poverty and hardship.

VINNIES support over 6000 people throughout Auckland each year through their advocacy, the provision of material goods and food support.

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Posted by: Society of St Vincent de Paul East Auckland Area Council

The Vinnies Auckland foodhub like many other foodhubs is still experiencing a high demand for its food support services.

They are averaging around 400 and 500 per week on their busier weeks . This time lastyear it was between 40 to 50 food parcels per week.

The Vinnies hub staff commented that this year they are seeing more of the families and individuals whose employment has been affected by the COVID19 Lockdowns.

To date from the end of March (beginning of first lockdown) till mid October a total of 18,500 food referrals for food parcels have been processed.

bynthe Vinnies hub staff and volunteers.

The staff at Vinnies work hard at procuring enough food to make food parcels that uphold the dignity of those needing assistance. Each family food parcels is designed to feed a family of four for a week. More food is added on according to size of family. A family food parcel includes a dry goods box of canned food spaghetti etc spreads, cereals, rice, cookies, pasta, bread etc, a 2nd box of fresh fruit and veg, milk and 3rd box of frozen goods eg 2- 3kg meat, frozen desserts, pizza, ready to heat meals, soup.

Other foodboxes are tailored to the needs of those who are unable to cook for themselves etc.

Vinnies is grateful to the donors and volunteers who really make this assistance for families possible.

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