36 Shoe Box Care Packages have been added to resources that St Anne's Pantry will deliver before Christmas. Local Rotarians put in a sterling effort to lovingly gather and pack 36 shoe boxes which the Pantry collected last night. From today these will be added to grocery parcel packages being sent around Porirua and Linden. Thank you again June and your team at Porirua Rotary Club.
Porirua Rotary have done it again. Their two recent Aotea collections of groceries have netted more than $1,000 worth of groceries for pre-Christmas distribution by St Anne's Pantry. Between these Aotea collections and their participation in the Porirua New World Family2Family Appeal in June, Porirua Rotary have ensured that St Anne's Pantry have been donated $2,000 of groceries this year. The Pantry greatly appreciates, as do Porirua Households, the support that June and her Porirua Rotary Team offers. We thank you for your generous hearts.
Thank You Porirua Rotary
Porirua Rotarians have continued their support for St Anne's Pantry into the lead up to Christmas 2020.
Earlier in the year they supported the Porirua New World Family2Family Appeal and donated $1000 worth of Groceries for Pantry distribution.
Pictured are local Rotarians collecting donated groceries in Aotea suburb at the Jasmine Underhill Reserve on Wednesday 25th November - exactly a month before Christmas. People responded to a leaflet drop done earlier. Groceries to the value of $300-400 were collected.
Aotea folk will have another opportunity to donate groceries at the same venue between 11-1pm on Saturday 28th November.
St Anne's Pantry has joined a super group of unions, children’s organisations, service providers and church groups calling on the government to raise benefit rates before Christmas.
The NGOs have signed an open letter addressed to PM Jacinda Ardern, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Finance Grant Robertson stating the situation is urgent.
We have responded to this letter as follows:
The open letter lists record breaking unemployment increases, and the surge in demand for emergency hardship grants and youth homelessness support as reasons for the government to increase income support rates.
The open letter finishes by stating “Before the election, the Labour party has consistently said there's more work to be done to lift families out of poverty. You now have the mandate and opportunity to do so. Please increase income support before Christmas.”
Signatories to the open letter include:
Terry Alve E: email@example.com M: 027 944 4996
For interview with other organisational spokespeople contact:
Ruby Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0221027414
[Pictured] Pauatahanui School Children donating proceeds of their food drive to St Anne's Pantry.
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