Our service provides food parcels to the people of the Central Hawke's Bay community, by assisting those who need support and are facing financial hardship at a challenging time.
We assist whanau who are impacted financially with food parcels at this challenging time to help support them to stay out of or get out of debt. This has short term benefits of meeting the need immediately and reducing the stress and long-term benefits of reducing further financial debt and the stress related to this.
It is ok to ask for support and that is why we are here.
We thank the many whanau who have used our services when needed and then contributed with donations when these challenging times have passed, in order to support others. CHB Food bank feels privileged to be part of this community, supporting each other.
There are many contributing factors to food insecurity in our community. We recognise that the challenges faced by many are very real. Food is an essential item that all whanau should be able to access easily without it being an added stress to day-to-day life. In our experience we are noticing more and more whanau are struggling to put kai on the table due to many factors.
We work locally and nationally with various working groups such as the Kore Hiakai Zero Hunger Kai Collective to create food security in our community.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takimano.
My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective.