Temperatures in Rotorua are dropping to 3C overnight this week and no one is feeling it more than families struggling to make ends meet. Whānau are prioritising warmth over other necessities and the demand for support from local services is forever growing. But now The Salvation Army is asking for help so they can help others. Reporter Leah Tebbutt finds out why.

An increasing number of struggling families are walking through the Rotorua Salvation Army's door with needs more complex than needing food parcels each week.

Some families are being forced to choose between food and warmth this winter and