Get ready for the Christmas Food Bank Drive

Collecting donations during last year's Wanaka Sun Christmas Food Bank Drive Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

The 10th annual Wanaka Sun Christmas Food Bank Drive will be held in Wanaka on the evening of Tuesday, December 19 and in Hawea from 2pm on December 17.

Community Networks foodbank needs a good top-up heading into the festive season and Community Networks manager Kate Murray said the food bank was nearly out of cereals pasta sauces and canned fish.

“To date this year we have given out an average of 17 food parcels per month. We buy vegetables, milk and meat, which we freeze, throughout the year. We really appreciate the eggs which are delivered by a local.”

“It does not take much for a family or individual to be pushed to the limits, an extra-large power bill, car issues, a delay in pay, medical bills or anything out of the blue can mean that ends don’t meet for a period of time,” Kate said.

We are very grateful for the continued support of the local emergency service staff and volunteers who’ve agreed to help out again this year.

Listen for the sirens, watch out for the emergency service vehicles and collectors to donate to this worthy cause.

All enquiries for the Wanaka collection to Nikki Heath, Wanaka Sun ph 03 4435252 or nikki@pembroke.co.nz and for the Hawea collection contact Owen Ford on 027 2202774.

Pictured: Collecting donations during last year's Wanaka Sun Christmas Food Bank Drive Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

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