Every dollar counts as foodbank seeks permanent home
|24 Jun 2020 08:33 AM|
|Photo: Mangere Budgeting Services.|
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Mangere Budgeting Services was given just 20 days to move when its Mahanga Rd headquarters was sold in May.
Chief executive Darryl Evans says the new tenant generously subleased it a smaller space as a temporary fix, and the foodbank was moved to Tidal Rd.
But with a lack of affordable leases in Mangere, it is crowdfunding for a deposit to buy its own premises.
He says the community is rallying around.
"One person said to me 'I can only give $5,' but I'm very much of the old school that's $5 we didn't have yesterday, so every dollar makes a difference," he says.
Darryl Evans says before COVID-19 the Mangere Budgeting Services foodbank did about 150 to 200 parcels a week, but at the height of the lockdown demand peaked at 895 parcels in a day â€“ and demand continues to be high for all its services.Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com