5 May 2020

Unprecedented food parcel requests

From Nine To Noon, 9:41 am on 5 May 2020
Vinnies Hamilton food parcels

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Waikato social agencies have been inundated with people needing food parcels and extra financial help. They've even fielded requests for hardship assistance from other regions, as the need for help with groceries and other essential items is a nationwide problem.  Kathryn discusses the situation with the CEO, of K'aute Pasifika Trust Rachel Karalus, Mike Rolton, who is the manager of St Vincent de Paul / Vinnies Hamilton and a recipient of their help, a widow who we will call Ana.