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Volunteers needed for food rescue service Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) is now rescuing food from twice as many supermarkets as they were this time last year and they are asking for more volunteers to get the job done. “In the 86 days that we have been open in 2018, our volunteers have rescued over 51 tonnes of food and distributed 1351 banana boxes of clothing, school supplies, shoes and other items,” says Tracy Wellington, founder of KCA. “We can barely keep up, so we’re looking

Kiwi Community Assistance volunteer Vicki Gilchrist rescuing food

for more people to help out, especially during the week.” KCA is completely run by volunteers. There are currently 74 on the list who help with anything from food rescue to sorting clothes. Even the use of storage facilities and food truck have been donated, with any costs met by grants and donations. Lisa Hampl, who volunteers on Wednesday mornings, says there are so many donations she even brought her son in during the holidays to help out.

Lisa really enjoys coming in to the KCA warehouse in Tawa, and it works well with her other commitments. “I’m a stay at home mum and I work part time, so it’s a good way to spend a morning on my days off. It feels good to know that you’re helping make such a big difference in the community.” Last year KCA assisted over 55,000 people by distributing donations received to agencies such as Newlands Foodbank and the House of Grace. Phil Davies, chair of the KCA board, is overwhelmed by the support from the community. “We make such a huge difference with what we do behind the scenes for charities. Although our volunteers aren’t at

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the frontline, they love what they do because they know their work is helping so many people.” Volunteers can work out at the warehouse in Grenada North on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am, or can help with us with food rescue Monday to Sunday. “The variety of the work is really great,” says Phil. “When we rescue food and collect goods from all around the city, we have to work out where the need is and how to get it to people. A big part of the job is problem solving, which makes it quite fun.”  Go to kca.org.nz, or contact Tracy at admin@kca.org.nz to find out how to get involved. SELF SERVICE

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Independent Herald 11-04-18  

Independent Herald 11-04-18

Independent Herald 11-04-18  

Independent Herald 11-04-18