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St Francis students visit Thames Foodbank.

Schools donate to foodbank

Times are tough at the moment. We hear talk of recession, the cost of living has sky rocketed, and meeting the weekly costs for many is becoming all the more of a struggle.
And for some there comes that moment where they open the cupboards to prepare dinner for the whānau to discover the food is almost out and this week’s pay needs to cover the car repairs.  
It’s times like these where many find themselves in a spot where they need that little extra support to get through the week.
Thankfully, that is where the Thames Food Bank, which has been operating for over 15 years, at Thames Baptist comes in. Late last year we were grateful to have a bulk amount of food from Parawai and St Francis primary schools come in.

Both schools sent a class to deliver the food and take the opportunity to learn about how the food bank works, where donations and food come from, and the harsh reality that life is not so easy sometimes we all need a helping hand.
There were many questions asked by students and it was a real pleasure having them join us for the morning.

Pārāwai students visit Thames Foodbank.

The Thames Food bank has been an important resource in Thames for many years now and its availability comes down to the generosity of our Thames community.
We at Living Well Trust (Thames Baptist Community Ministries) wanted to take the chance to say a huge thank you to the volunteers and for the regular support we receive from different business and individuals both in goods and financially.
DETAILS: Donations can be brought to 305 Mary Stor placed in the donations box at Pak n Save.
– Supplied by Thames Foodbank