It was heart-warming to see our College students pouring in with bags of food and toiletries in conjunction with our first Saint Kentigern Foodbank collection, known as The Shed Initiative. We are pleased to share that the shelves at The Shed were filled up with more than 7,000 items from the generous contribution.
In this collection drive, our students and their families contributed priority items such as baked beans, canned tomatoes, pasta, rice, spreads, weetbix, toilet paper and toothpaste. Students, staff and volunteers then packed these boxes of ration which included fresh food items such as bread that are purchased on a weekly basis for distribution to local communities in need.
Our aim in 2022 is to distribute up to 60 boxes of food and essential items per week valued at approximately $70 each, to different schools around Auckland. These boxes will be distributed by social workers to families in need.
We would like to thank all our students, parents, and community for their generous support in making our first Foodbank collection a success.