A South Auckland marae has launched a drive-through food bank in a bid to support local families in need during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Today, a handful of colourful volunteers wearing face masks and gloves could be seen packaging parcels of frozen and fresh kai outside Ngā Whare Waatea Marae on Calthorp Close in Favona, South Auckland.
The site has been set up so drivers can pull up to a bench and be handed a parcel through the window, without getting out of their car.
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Hygiene packs were also been donated. They included: 25 packets of Chux wipes, a pair household rubber gloves, a packet of 100 Nitrile disposable gloves, a scouring pad,toilet paper, facial tissues, three bars of hand soap, one bottle of anti-bacterial sanitiser.