7 Dec 2021

Dunedin charity's Christmas lunch cancelled due to Covid

From Checkpoint, 5:37 pm on 7 December 2021

A Dunedin charity lunch that normally feeds hundreds of people on Christmas Day is off, because of Covid complications including navigating whether guests are vaccinated or not.

The Act of Kindness Charity usually lays on a meal for about 500 with 150 volunteers at the town hall bringing together people who might otherwise be on their own at Christmas.

The charity did not want to face the prospect of turning some people away, but after considering a bunch of other options, were forced to cancel.

Trustee Grant Hardy talks to Lisa Owen.