Rotary Food Bank appeal a huge success

Kāpiti Rotary Club’s Foodbank Appeal organiser Dave Edwards said this year’s appeal has exceeded all expectations.

‘It was a fantastic community response. We couldn’t have hoped for more and the Foodbank is delighted,” said Mr Edwards.

The Rotary Club’s one day appeal was held on Saturday with 23 club members stationed outside Woolworths, Pak n Save, and the Warehouse in Paraparaumu and Woolworths and New World in Waikanae.

Mr Edwards said the club raised 130 banana boxes full of food which was double the amount collected last year and also collected $1304 in cash.

“The Kāpiti Rotary Club got in behind the collection last year and we have kept costs to a minimum. The Kāpiti Community Foodbank gives out around 100 food parcels per month so it is very important to keep it well stocked,” said Mr Edwards who, along with his wife Alison, is also a volunteer at the Foodbank.