The Auckland City Mission is seeking food donations to ensure their Christmas food parcels can be delivered to Aucklanders living in need.
Mayor Phil Goff says the Mission does a great job of supporting some of Auckland’s most vulnerable communities and is appealing to Aucklanders to take food donations to their local public library.
“The Mission has seen demand for emergency food parcels jump by over 40 per cent in the past year,” he says.
“They need to start packing Christmas boxes now to meet this year’s demand, but simply don’t have enough food as their stock levels are critically low.”
“Non-perishable food items, including canned meat and fish, are at the top of the Mission wish-list and can be dropped off at your local public library.”
Aucklanders helping Aucklanders
Auckland Council Public Libraries are supporting the food appeal by acting as local drop-off points with fifty-five locations in communities across Auckland.
Auckland City Mission CEO Chris Farrelly says this is just one more way in which council and local communities are helping the Mission to help others.
“Your community spirit and generosity is greatly appreciated. This is a fantastic example of how local public libraries are at the heart of the community, enabling Aucklanders to help other Aucklanders in need”, says Chris.
“My heartfelt thanks to every local public library helping to make this happen, and to the many generous Aucklanders who support the Mission throughout the year.”
Food Appeal: How you can help
When: Tuesday 24 September to Tuesday 8 October, 2019
What: Non-perishable food, especially:
Canned meat, fish, tomatoes, corn, beans, fruit salad
Rice, pasta, biscuits, peanut butter, jam
Tea, coffee and long-life milk.
How: All Auckland Council Public Libraries are accepting food donations. Please drop your donation into your local library’s collection box.
Donations are also accepted at the Mission Distribution Centre, 15 Auburn St, Grafton, between 9am and 3pm Monday – Saturday.
For large donations people can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 377 4322