Posted by Boyne Drummond on Jun 17, 2020
The club has agreed to assist the Salvation Army Manukau packing food parcels.
 
Details of their food parcel programme can be found at https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/get-help/welfare
 
We have initially committed to two events, on the 16th and 30th June.
 
A team of 12 club members with two residents from Epsom lodge attended the first event yesterday. We started at 10am and were finished by 12.30pm, having stopped for a few minutes for a quick lunch. The Salvation Army provided a light lunch and some drinks which were very welcome. We packed 140 boxes of non-perishables in less than two hours and then re-stocked the shelves ready for the next team.
 
The packing arrangements are similar to our Xmas Hampers project at Royal Oak and once again we demonstrated our expertise for this type of project.
 
We have another team ready for the 30th and the plan is to have a group of about 25 members who have done the project which gives us the
capability to assist the Salvation Army on a continuing basis, at this stage we expect that could be once per month for the rest of 2020.
 
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