12 May 2020

Coronavirus: Social services fear funding drying up

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 12 May 2020

Social services fear some of their funding sources are about to dry up, just as more people need help amid the fallout from Covid-19.

Since the Alert Level 4 lockdown, foodbanks across the country have been busier than ever - but community organisations are anticipating many more months of increased demand for food and other services, as unemployment worsens.

After years of under-funding, they are pleading with the government for more help in Thursday's budget.

RNZ's social issues reporter Sarah Robson has the story.