10 Aug 2020

Rising food parcel demand brings winter like no other - charities

From Checkpoint, 6:18 pm on 10 August 2020

Charities are warning they are entering a winter like no other, as they experience record demand for food parcels in the wake of Covid-19.

The Auckland City Mission is distributing a thousand food parcels a week - a 175 percent increase on the same time last year.

City Missioner Chris Farrelly says the demand is extraordinary and much of it comes from solo mothers who have recently lost jobs.