13 May 2020

Food banks brace for further influx when wage subsidy ends

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 13 May 2020

Charities are bracing for a further surge in the numbers of people needing food parcels when the Government's wage subsidy comes to an end in the next few weeks.

Food charities have already experienced significant spikes in demand throughout the lockdown period, but are expecting a "second wave" as businesses are forced to make employees redundant with no subsidy to prop them up. 

Brook Turner, the head of community service development at VisionWest Community Trust, spoke to Māni Dunlop.