Mid-winter Christmas supports food bank
Mid-winter Christmas at Thursday night market supports food
Local residents and visitors are being
encouraged to donate a can of tinned food at Rotorua Night
Market’s mid-winter Christmas appeal in support of the
Salvation Army food bank.
The event on Thursday (17
July) is sponsored by Red Stag Timber and supported by St
Chads Charitable Trust.
Rotorua Night Market
manager, Brigitte Nelson, said while there will be a festive
theme to the evening, complete with snow and a Christmas
tree, the purpose of the event is to fill the food banks at
the Salvation Army.
“Many in our community
struggle during the winter months trying to put enough food
in their cupboards for their families. Christmas is a time
for giving so let’s have a mid-Winter Christmas and help
those in our community who most in need by bringing a can or
two to the night market.
“Santa and his elves will
be there to lend a hand and food stall holders have come on
board by including festive bites to their menus. The St
Chads community has created placemats for the evening’s
long, themed dining tables. They’ll also be running a
Christmas decoration workshop for anyone to enjoy, and a
North Pole post box will be available for sending letters to
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