Auckland foodbank shelves almost bare
Shelves at a central Auckland foodbank have been wiped almost bare, with demand up a third on last year's lockdown as the city remains under alert level 4 restrictions for a further two weeks.
The Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN) food bank service has boxed 210 food parcels in four days last week, when it normally provides around 150 in a month.
"Instead of an order once a month, I'm having to place the same order once a week at the moment," said community relationship manager Anne Overton.
A small number of staff have been run off their feet at the foodbank putting together parcels of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and non-perishable food for families and individuals.