Meet Vigs, our new Digital Fundraising Coordinator.
Vigs is the friendly face behind our social media and enquiries and keeps in contact with our donors. This is a vital part of her role and our organisation as we cannot do what we do without our incredible donors. She crafts content for our social media channels and helps to spread the word about The Foodbank Project, furthering our reach and allowing us to help more individuals and whanaus.
Vigs was eager to be involved with The Foodbank Project and jumped at the chance to take the role. She enjoys being part of an organisation that has helped her loved ones and being responsible for bringing awareness to the project and highlighting the impact our food parcels make.
Meet Thana, one of our incredible donors.
Thana recently found out about The Foodbank Project when her daughter began working for the organisation. She had previously looked at donating food via The Salvation Army and was pleased to learn she could do this through our website.
As a mum, Thana is extremely thoughtful about what items she donates. She goes through the list of much needed food and selects essentials and basics that she would get herself.
Thana’s relationship with The Salvation Army is what compelled her to be a donor, as years ago she was the recipient of food parcels and knows first hand the difference they can make. She wants to give back to a community that helped her when she needed it, “Thank you to The Salvation Army!”.
Meet Kevin our Foodbank Project Assistant.
Kevin processes the orders received from The Foodbank Project website each week and directs these to the individual foodbanks. Currently, we supply 61 Salvation Army foodbanks across Aotearoa with food to support our communities. Kevin works closely with these foodbanks, making sure they have the resources they require.
What Kevin enjoys about his role at The Foodbank Project is being on the frontline helping foodbanks and supporting the community in need. It's knowing that through his role he is making a difference.
Meet Anita our Community Ministries Administrator and Wellbeing Worker.
Meet Milosi, one of our incredible social workers.
Milosi engages with clients to determine their needs and how we at The Salvation Army can tailor our services to meet those needs. She starts her day with checking in and responding to her staff and clients. She organises her client appointments for the day, so she is ready to sit with individuals and whanau who come to us for assistance with food, accommodation, and financial guidance.
Milosi became familiar with this role through other social workers. She loves seeing the outcome when a client’s needs are met from securing accommodation, to better living or improving their finances.
Meet one of our amazing whanau that receives food parcels from The Foodbank Project.
“The food parcels are such a great idea to support the community. The food is an incredible help and weight off our family’s shoulders. We love to see fresh and healthy fruit and vegetables, snacks and meat along with some other goodies in our parcels”.
Asking for help is not always easy and it can be difficult to reach out, however from experience our whanau says “don’t be ashamed to ask for help". Our team always take a helpful and supportive approach to each individual whanau we work with, because we're dedicated to making a difference, so if you or someone you know needs support, encourage them to get in touch with us to see how we can help.