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Every dollar counts as foodbank seeks permanent home
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An organisation devoted to helping the low income and homeless of south Auckland is trying to buy a home of its own.

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 – and demand continues to be high for all its services.

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