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Colleen and Ken's dedication to giving back

Colleen and Ken's dedication to giving back
The Salvation Army has received unwavering community support from many individuals and groups over the previous year, especially in response to Covid-19. As well as seeing a huge demand for welfare from our communities, we also saw a huge increase of businesses across Aotearoa, wanting to get stuck in and help in any way they could. 

The Foodbank Project, Five Years On

The Foodbank Project, Five Years On
The Foodbank Project, 5 years on by Galen King.  I originally created The Foodbank Project as an evenings-on-the-couch side-project. It was an exp...

Shining a light on the link between food insecurity and mental health

Shining a light on the link between food insecurity and mental health
World Mental Health Day is acknowledged on the 10 October and for The Salvation Army it brings up the issue of how food insecurity directly affects...

How a Food Parcel Helped One Man Out of Homelessness

How a Food Parcel Helped One Man Out of Homelessness
When Alan’s mum was diagnosed with cancer, he stepped up to look after her. But after she passed away, his world became grey. ‘I just felt lost and...

The Recession is Coming - But Who Will Be Hardest Hit?

The Recession is Coming - But Who Will Be Hardest Hit?
Experience has shown that those who bear the economic brunt of a recession, and those who take the longest to recover, are our nation’s poorest. We may be out of lockdown, but low-income New Zealanders are not out of crisis, says The Salvation Army.

A Day in the Life of a Foodbank (During a Pandemic)

A Day in the Life of a Foodbank (During a Pandemic)
New Zealand may be out of lockdown, but those most affected are not out of crisis. Every day, foodbanks continue to be inundated with requests for help. 

How Your Donations Are Making a Vital Difference During Lockdown

How Your Donations Are Making a Vital Difference During Lockdown
People needing foodbank assistance has soared since New Zealand went into lockdown, but people like you are showing our solidarity as a nation, donating groceries in unprecedented numbers.

Talking about Periods in Our Grown-Up Voices #EachforEqual

Talking about Periods in Our Grown-Up Voices #EachforEqual
Recently a colleague bowled up to my desk and, in her normal, adult voice, asked for a tampon. I glanced furtively around our open plan office. She...

Take the Feelgood February Challenge

Take the Feelgood February Challenge
Welcome to Feelgood February! Full disclosure: this is a thing we made up because New Year’s Resolutions are so last month. After the over-indulgen...

Saving for Summer

Saving for Summer
A food parcel was just the beginning of Kendra’s journey. Salvation Army social workers walked with her to secure stable housing, and provide all the essentials her family had gone without – from food to tampons.

Christmas Recipe Swap

Christmas Recipe Swap
Whether you want to dazzle the crowds or keep it simple, here’s our fave Christmas
recipes for all your foodie needs.

Making the magic of Christmas accessible to all

Making the magic of Christmas accessible to all
This week, food bank clients will enter a magical Christmas grotto, as they receive all the ingredients they need to share a festive meal.