What’s happening at the Raglan Foodbank:

Our small community here in Raglan has responded rapidly to Covid 19 and to our level 4 lockdown – well done to everyone for rising to this unprecedented challenge; by staying home, staying safe and only venturing out to essential services; the supermarket, the medical centre or pharmacy.

Another essential service, that may seem closed, is the Raglan Foodbank. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes providing food parcels and delivering to those in need in our community. We have also been planning on how best to serve our community over the coming months as Covid-19 continues to impact our lives.

Our Foodbank team has put in place robust processes to continue our essential work while in Level 4 and we are working to strict hygiene protocols, which keep us and our community safe. A key aspect of this is our ‘zero’ contact with clients when delivering food parcels. Our services will continue, with the same processes in place, even when our country changes to different Alert Levels.

If you, or anyone you know, requires immediate help with basic food and/or sanitary needs, contact the Foodbank on 07 825 7543. One of our hardworking team will talk you through a simple consultation and will organise a food parcel which is packed by trained staff and sent out on the Surfside Church community van for delivery to your door.

In order to continue the Foodbank services long term, we have to maintain a good supply of food to meet the needs of our community. Already generous individuals and organisations have contributed to our supplies at the Foodbank and that support is greatly appreciated. We are also working with Civil Defence to establish how we can be supported to continue our work, now and into the future.

The Foodbank team is here to help, we offer support to all in our community; families, individuals, elderly, those with compromised immune systems, those who are unable to shop for themselves or don’t have transport, business owners who are struggling or those who have recently lost their jobs – we want to help.

If you need our support or know of anyone who needs the services of the Raglan Foodbank, please make contact with us by phoning 07 825 7543 or email foodbank@surfside.co.nz. Raglan Foodbank is currently operating on Mondays and Fridays between 1pm – 3pm, however, you can contact us outside these hours by phone or email.

If you would like to donate to Raglan Foodbank directly, these can be made into our bank account: 03-1563-0004966-02, donation receipts are available.

Thank you and stay safe in your bubble,
The Team at Raglan Foodbank

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