Kiwi Community Assistance's (KCA) food rescue work has remained open through Covid-19. As of Monday 15th June our drop off points have reopened. Please check our website - drop off points as there has been some changes.
Our warehouse team are now processing orders for winter stock as our partner agencies are now doing home visits.
We will continue to monitor the fact that there are now 2 new cases of Covid-19 in NZ.
1st June 2020 Update
Our skeleton team of 1 paid employee and 11 volunteers have been super busy rescuing food and are distributing approximately 2.1 tons of food a day - Monday to Friday. This food is being shared with local foodbanks and community organsations across the Greater Wellington region. We are unable to provide food to members of the public. Please contact your local foodbank if you require assistance.
Please note that we will not be reopening our drop off points for clothing, shoes and kids toys until we are back at Level 1. This is done to protect our volunteers a number of whom are high risk caterogies and to ensure we can maintain appropriate social distancing at our warehouse. Operating during Covid-19 entails a lot more cleaning and sterilising, as well as contact-tracing and related precautions, which is putting our team leaders under a lot of extra pressure.
We are constantly checking in with our partner agencies to find out when their staff will commence home visits and face to face appointments with their clients. Once this part of their service resumes we will start distributing our winter clothing stocks.
During this difficult time KCA has been humbled and blessed by the outpouring of support from the community. THANK YOU!
In the weeks and months ahead we are going to need a huge amount of support. If you are able, please consider making a donation to help us Wellingtonians who are struggling more due to Covid-19.