- Who We Are
- What We Do
- How To Apply/Report
- News & Learning
- Contact Us
“Our pantry now also includes fresh vegetables for our parcels thanks to your support,” says Diane Stuart from St Anne’s Pantry in Porirua.
This is one of the many foodbanks which have received funding in the past year, since The Tindall Foundation saw the need for extra funds to be distributed to them because of the recession. Funding Managers have been given a special funding allocation for extra foodbank and budgeting services.
In 2009, 10 foodbanks received funding from The Tindall Foundation through the Nikau Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Wellington region.
“Like most foodbanks in the Wellington region, we are experiencing a big increase in demand for food parcels – up 58% in 2009 from the previous year” says John Craig, Karori Foodbank Coordinator.
As the supply of donated food was unable to keep up with the increased demand, they had to buy extra food to continue to provide a full range of foods to families in need in their community. The Lower Hutt Foodbank also bought extra food, while encouraging people to become less reliant on their support by directing them towards budgeting services. “We get a great thrill when people get a job or can finally manage their budget,” says Coordinator Bev Foster.
The Board of Trustees have established the Gisborne Intermediate School Endowment Fund at The Read more »
The Sunrise Foundation has awarded grants to 38 arts, community, education, environment, health and Read more »
Kiwi success story, Garden to Table, has been handpicked by global food group, Food Read more »
Take a look at this fantastic news story on 1 News on Health Science Academies Read more »
Watch the August River of the Month video from LAWA – Land, Air, Water Read more »