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Families for Families spread mid year cheer to those in need

Families for Families spread mid year cheer to those in need

Christchurch, 4 July, 2013 - Christchurch based charitable trust Families for Families is making 600 food packs for the Salvation Army to deliver next week to spread some mid year cheer.

The parcels will go to families in a programme The Salvation Army run to help families to become independent.

John Gardner, Public Relations Coordinator from The Salvation Army says there has been a 110% increase in families needing help following the devastating earthquakes. “Many families are still dealing with the harsh realities of the earthquake day to day. These food parcels will be very welcome and provide a little respite at the coldest time of the year.”

Families for Families was set up in 2012 to provide food parcels for Christchurch families in need at Christmas time. The trust provided 1300 food packs last December for the Salvation Army to distribute to families in need with chickens, sausages, bread and fresh vegetables.

Trust founder, Nikki Dew says, “Due to the success of our fundraising efforts last year we have also been able to commit to this mid year supply of food packs.”

On Tuesday 9 July volunteers for Families for Families will be based at the Salvation Army warehouse in Iverson Terrace making up 600 packs for the Salvation Army to deliver from the next day.

Nikki says the trust is keen to keep providing food packs. “We’re seeking sponsors and donors who can help us feed our city's families in need this Christmas. The more money we can raise the more families we can help.”

More information on Families for Families and fundraising can be found at www.familiesforfamilies.org.nz

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