379 days ago

Some photos of some of the work that we do

Phil Davies from Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)

Here is a selection of photos of the work that we do in the local community. This is all done behind the scenes.

As a distribution hub to 67 partner agencies, KCA volunteers are able to distribute stock as far as Upper Hutt to Wellington City and back up to Paraparaumu.

Everything that we receive is passed on for free. We don't sell anything that is donated to us by our donors or sponsors.

Our 92 volunteers work behind the scenes 6 days a week to rescue food - Sunday to Friday.

This food is distributed directly to local foodbanks, schools and community groups with whom we have a service contract with. Some of these agencies are The Salvation Army Lower Hutt, Tawa, Porirua and Johnsonville receive food from us. St Vincent de Paul Porirua and St Anne's Pantry Foodbanks, plus Newlands Foodbank, Wellington City Mission and Kemp House, Natone Park School, Linden School, HHT School, Porirua Activity Centre,Virtuoso Strings and The House of Grace.

KCA is truly blessed to have food rescue contracts with all the supermarkets from Khandallah to Paremata (with the exception of Pak n Save Porirua). Thanks also to the food manufacturing companies as far as Auckland to Wellington who also donate bulk pallets to us of food. We also collect food from local farmers markets.

So far in the month of October, KCA volunteers have rescued and redistributed nearly 10.5 tons of food.

Our warehouse volunteer teams on a Tuesday to Thursday mornings sort and make up all the non food orders for clients working with our partner agencies. This stock goes out to partner agencies such as Pregnancy Help Greater Wellington, Taeaomanino Trust, Birthright Wellington, Supergrans Lower Hutt and Porirua.

Thanks to our volunteer drivers in Island Bay, Newtown, Churton Park, Ngaio, Haitaitai, Whitby, Wellington City and Newlands who bring donations from our various drop off points to our warehouse.

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    76.1% Complete
  • 23.9% No
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