By Greater Green Island Community Worker | Posted: Sunday September 4, 2016
The Greater Green Island Community Network in collaboration with the Coastal Unity Church and local volunteers offer a food distribution service to local community members with food insecurity. Food is gifted from Kiwi Harvest.
Food Distribution in Green Island
The Green Island Community Food Distribution operates on
Thursdays from 1.30-2pm
At the St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church
208 Main South Road Green Island.
The service is run by volunteers in our community, Gail Stewardson and Brent Aplin.
Community members will receive 8 weeks of Food boxes to provide short term support. During this 8 weeks the Greater Green Island Community Network Community Workers are available to support people to join the Green Island Community Garden, set up a Green Island All Saints Fruit and Vege Package each week and/or visit with a qualified budget advisor if wanted.
After 8 weeks, a referral from a qualified budget advisor is required for further assistance (the Community Workers can assist in setting this up).
Churches, Schools, Social Service organisations or families/individuals themselves can refer to the Greater Green Island Food Distribution. Families must be living in the Greater Green Island Suburbs of Abbotsford, Brighton, Burnside, Concord, Fairfield, Green Island, Waldronville, Ocean View or Westwood.
To make a referral please contact either Amanda or Leanne on the phone number or email addresses below:
Amanda Reid or Leanne Stenhouse
Phone: 03 470 0814
KiwiHarvest is a not-for-profit food rescue organisation in Dunedin and Auckland. They collect surplus nutritious food from supermarkets, cafes, bakeries, manufacturers and growers and deliver it free of charge to social service agencies and community groups to be shared with people with food insecurity. http://kiwiharvest.org.nz/