Community

Christmas Hamper & Foodbank Drive, Tuesday 19 December

29 November 2017

This year the Christmas Hamper and Foodbank Drive will be held on Tuesday 19th December 2017. Food donations can be given during the drive (keep an ear out for the sirens); dropped off to our office at 73 Brownston Street; or put in the marked bin at New World Wanaka. Donations go towards creating
Christmas hampers full of food and presents, given to families that may otherwise find it difficult to celebrate Christmas. We kindly ask that all hamper food is dropped off by 19th December.

Gifts (preferably wrapped and labelled with age/gender) can be dropped to Ray White Ltd as part of
their ‘Little Ray of Hope’ project. These gifts then get added to the Christmas food hampers.

In an ideal world, everyone would have enough at Christmas. Enough food on the table, enough shelter to stay safe, enough resources to make it through each day without feeling it’s a struggle. But we don’t live in
an ideal world, even here in Wanaka. An expensive cost of living and sense of isolation can mean tough times.

Often the tough time will pass; people may just need a bit of support to get them through.

Last year, 70 Christmas hampers were given to families and the food collected helped stock our foodbank for the entire year. To date this year, around 163 food parcels have been given out from the foodbank. We also appreciate cash donations as it allows us to buy the foods we need, such as meat and milk, throughout the year.

Let’s come together and lend a helping hand to our community this Christmas. We wish you all a fun filled
and relaxing holiday season.