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47% increase in demand for food parcels

47% increase in demand for food parcels

Ranui Baptist Foodbank in West Auckland reports significantly more families requesting assistance as Christmas approaches.

Ranui is a low socio-economic suburb in West Auckland where one third of the population is 20yrs or younger. Unemployment and incidence of solo parent families is higher than the Auckland average.

50% of the population is of Maori or Pacifica ethnicity

Community Support Worker, Graham Davis says the social deprivation index
where the food bank is situated is 10 –the highest level of deprivation on a 10 point scale that measures poverty.

A city council report states that the outcomes of social deprivation include increases in lawlessness, unemployment, solo parent families and life outcomes that are less than would otherwise be expected.

Graham Davis says he sees effects of poverty evident in the lives of Ranui people daily.

More information:

The foodbank is a service provided by Ranui Baptist Community Care (RBCC).
RBCC urgently needs salaries funding/donations for their Youth Workers, Community Support Worker and Community Services Activator. 


Sources of supply for the Foodbank include the Catholic Caring Foundation, Auckland City Mission, Guardian Trust, ASB Community Trust, Tindall Foundation, Ranui Baptist Community Care, Baptist Union, Fair Food NZ and various community minded businesses and individuals

RBCC acts as a conduit between funders/donors and a needy community, partnering with them to achieve common goals.

Donations of food or money are needed, if you’re able to assist, please contact:
021 2991870



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