Auckland’s food bank service, Village Community Trust, is still grappling to meet demands from families affected by the first Covid-19 lockdown, RNZ reports. The food bank, founded by all Black legend Sir Michael Jones, has been flooded with requests despite thousands of parcels being distributed – and the pleas haven’t stopped. A standard parcel for a family of four contains toiletries, cereals and other pantry stapels, as well as vegetables, bread, meat and other extras such as eggs or milk. The foodbank relied on a small amount of funding and donations from community members, but it has not been enough to make ends meet.
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