Local funds boost food bank
It’s locals supporting locals once again in Waiuku. On 27 June 2018, St Andrew’s Op Shop donated a cheque for $1000 to the Waiuku Food Bank.
Manager of St Andrews Op Shop, Sharron Levestone, said the food bank does a fantastic job in helping families in need with food parcels. “We are privileged that monies raised in our shop are able to be gifted in this way.”
Chairperson Amanda Salmon received the cheque on behalf of the food bank. “The Waiuku Foodbank provides around 30 food parcels every month to families in our community. It is a vital ministry and we are so incredibly grateful for to the St Andrews Op Shop for this donation,” Amanda said.
The donation was made possible thanks to the support from customers throughout the year, and those who donate clean, sellable items.
St Andrews Op Shop also donated to a number of organisations locally and nationally throughout the past financial year, including World Vision, Well Women, Sunset Hope, Franklin Hospice and Heart Kids.
Amanda Salmon and Sharron Levestone
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