Families are writing and ringing in through the night and early hours of the morning. The foodboxes provided are valued at $120 each and are personally delivered to their front doors by the strong team of around 30 Vinnies volunteer drivers. We are fortunate to have the assistance of Kiwharvest and Auckland Citymission food donations that allow us to supplement the foodboxes with extra food to cut costs and allow the re-allocation of money to the purchase of more bulk food supplies in.
We are grateful for the Auckland Catjolic Diocese for their monetary support and also to MSD for supplementing some our Foodbank costs. To date Auckland Vinnies have delivered food to over 1,500 families struggling as a result of the COVID-19 Lockdown. We know that in the weeks to come this number will only increase as people live into unemployment , social isolation, and the temporary closing of many social services support networks. there is also the increase of domestic violence and the increase of stress, anxiety and the break down of mental health.