to help those suffering from kai insecurity
Two women are fighting against kai insecurity after lockdown highlighted the needs of whānau across their rohe.
More than 400 whānau have been using Te Pātaka Kai 4412 in Palmerston North each week to fill up their puku with numbers continuing to increase.
Kai bank manager Kylie Johanson said during lockdown Whakapai Hauora Charitable Trust and other Māori organisations were struck by the severity of the kai insecurity whānau were facing.
It was this need that sparked the idea for the kai bank, manager Amy Crooks said.