Community

Christmas Hamper & Food Bank

5 December 2018

This year the Christmas Hamper and Food Bank Drive will be held on Wednesday 19 December. Food
donations can be given during the drive (keep an ear out for the sirens on Wednesday evening) or dropped off anytime to our office at 73 Brownston St. Donations go toward creating Christmas hampers full of food and presents for families that are struggling – much appreciated at this time of year.

We also appreciate cash donations as it allows us to buy the food we need, such as meat and milk, throughout the year. Cash donations can be collected during the drive or dropped into the Community Networks office at 73 Brownston Street – thank you for your support.

In an ideal world, everyone would have enough at Christmas. Enough food on the table and 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.

Last year 70 Christmas hampers were given to families that may otherwise find it difficult to celebrate and to
date this year, around 167 food parcels have been given out from the foodbank.

Thank you in advance to all who will donate your time, energy and donations. As Christmas approaches and
2018 comes to an end, we wish you all a fun filled and relaxing holiday season.

Hawea/Hawea Flat and Maungawera collections will take place from 3pm on Sunday 16 November.