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The Rotorua Salvation Army is planning to convert its foodbank into a social supermarket to help it better cater to the needs of people experiencing food hardship.
The head of a budget advice service says more initiatives like this were needed as the cost of basic necessities such as food continued to climb.
It was part of a new Salvation Army food security framework called Te Kai Mākona - a name which was drawn from the scripture Mark 6:42, “they all ate and were satisfied”.
Salvation Army corps officer Hana Seddon said the social supermarket will allow people experiencing food hardship to choose what they need, instead of being given a pre-filled food parcel, which sometimes went to waste or got donated back because it did not meet people’s needs or tastes.
Link to article: Rotorua Salvation Army planning to turn foodbank into social supermarket - NZ Herald