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Buttabean foodbank reaches invisible population
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A former heavyweight boxer has turned his fitness and weight loss business into a foodbank.

David "Buttabean" Letele says Auckland's second lockdown is hitting vulnerable whanau hard.

He started the initiative in March after a social worker tipped him off about a South Auckland family facing the start of the first lockdown with no food and no money.

"So right there I knew anyone who was already struggling would be drowning now. (The lockdown) would cause mayhem. The Government like to call it the invisible population and that's who we support and community groups like us can reach people who are not seen by the system," Mr Letele says.

Email is used to book food parcels, and he works with food recovery groups such as Fair Food New Zealand and others to source kai and other essentials, including sharing the bounty with other charities.

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