Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Try A Little Kindness - Showing Kindness With The Sharing Of Food During COVID-19

Wright Family Foundation, Everybody Eats and Blue Light - Try a Little Kindness

A partnership between three well-known New Zealand organisations will ensure meals are delivered to vulnerable families in South Auckland during Alert Levels 2 and 3 as part of their new collaboration ‘Try a Little Kindness’.

The project, named after a Glen Campbell song, was the idea of Wright Family Foundation founder Chloe Wright in response to the hardship experienced by some families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Foundation has joined forces with Blue Light Ventures, a charity that works in partnership with the police to deliver an extensive range of youth programmes and activities, and Everybody Eats, an organisation aimed at reducing food waste, food poverty and social isolation in New Zealand.

With the first meals to be delivered tomorrow, Chloe says this is a moment in time when we can really show kindness and understanding through the sharing of food.

“In simple terms this is about getting food to families who need it. But the ready-made meals will be accompanied by notes and a recipe, to show people how to recreate the dishes with ease.

“Looking to the future, this is about encouraging good nutrition, confidence, self-reliance, resilience, and skill. Food is also too often wasted and for many it’s difficult to prepare something tasty and nutritious among life’s other challenges.”

The meals will be made in Nick Loosley’s Everybody Eats kitchen as it is currently not being used due to Alert Level 3 restrictions. Thirty families will be delivered meals to feed up to six people per household three times per week.

“Chloe contacted me during lockdown and it all fell into place,” says Nick. “Everybody Eats is a pay-as-you feel dining concept where we fill bellies, not bins. This project with Wright Family Foundation and Blue Light feels right – we are rescuing food and cooking it ready for those who need it most.”

The team at Blue Light Ventures is the other piece of the puzzle, providing knowledge about families in need and the volunteers to safely deliver the food.

“Blue Light shares the vision of this project, bringing food and support to families in need. Kids, cops and communities, that’s what we’re about,” says Blue Light CEO Rod Bell.

The simple meals will be cooked and packaged with shopping lists and simple recipes with nutritional information.

“It’s going to look like a gift, which it is,” says Chloe. “The Wright Family Foundation supports those who dream of a better future. We dream, we share, we learn, we grow.

“I am sure this is the first in many collaborations between the three organisations, as we work together to support people through these unprecedented times.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The George Floyd Protests

Poverty, discrimination and repeated acts of police brutality all help to explain the rage being expressed on the streets of American cities right now after the death of George Floyd but there is a more immediate cause as well: Decades of research on police shootings and brutality reveal that officers with a history of shooting civilians, for example, are much more likely to do so in the future compared to other officers... More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Twitter Wars, And The Muller Muddles

Whatever the failings of our own politicians, spare a kind thought for the majority of Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump. Sure, it was depressing this week to watch Todd Muller clinging for dear life to his talking points on Q&A, ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Statement On The Death Of George Floyd

“Today and every day we stand in solidarity with George Floyd’s family, friends and community who feel pain and fear about his untimely death at the hands of Minneapolis police”, said Green Party Co-leader and Māori Development spokesperson Marama ... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Freshwater Package Backed By Comprehensive Economic Analysis

Decisions on the Action for Healthy Waterways package are supported by comprehensive environmental and economic impact analysis by leading New Zealand research institutes, universities, and private sector firms. More>>

ALSO:

National: "Todd Muller Announces Shape Of Next Government"

National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced the line-up of the next Government. “New Zealand is facing perhaps the toughest time that almost anyone alive can remember. “We are borrowing tens of billions of dollars to get us through this crisis. There ... More>>

ALSO:

Lockdown Rules: Government Must Explain Why We’re Still At Level 2

The Government needs to explain to New Zealanders why it won’t consider a move to Alert Level 1 for another week, Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller says.
“Kiwis have made enormous sacrifices to flatten the curve, but if their efforts still aren’t enough to move to Level 1 then the Government must explain why.... More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On National’s Day Of Reckoning

Congratulations. You are one of the 55 members of the National caucus being called together tomorrow to choose who will lead you to either (a) catastrophic or (b) honourable defeat on September 19, thereby saving some (but not all) of the jobs currently on the line. Good luck. Your decision process starts NOW... More>>

ALSO:


Budget 2020: Jobs Budget To Get Economy Moving Again

Investments to both save and create jobs in Budget 2020 mean unemployment can be back to pre COVID-19 levels within two years and could see the economy growing again as early as next year. More>>

ALSO:

Government: Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020

The New Zealand Order of Merit The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: DNZM To be Dames Companion of the said Order: Distinguished ... More>>

Government: Support For Arts And Music Sector Recovery

A jobseekers programme for the creative sector and four new funds have been set up by the Government to help our arts and music industry recover from the blow of COVID-19. Thousands of jobs will be supported through today’s $175 million package ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Zealand Joins Global Search For COVID-19 Vaccine

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods, and Health Minister David Clark today announced a COVID-19 vaccine strategy, which will enable New Zealand scientists to contribute to global research efforts ... More>>

ALSO:

The Dig: Steady State Economics: We’ve Got Some (systems) Thinking To Do

In this time of impending economic and ecological crises, we urgently need to aim for a sustainable or ‘steady state’ economy. In order to get there, we will need to adopt a ‘systems-thinking’ outlook taking into account the interconnections of our complex world.

In short, we’ve got some systems thinking to do... More>>

ALSO:

Election 2020: Parties Get Into gear

The Green Party is pleased to reveal its candidate list for the upcoming election. With a mix of familiar faces and fresh new talent, this exceptional group of candidates are ready to lead the Greens back into Government. Using the most democratic list ... More>>

ALSO:

Insight Into Regenerative Agriculture In New Zealand

There is a fast growing movement in New Zealand that has been happening out in paddocks, fields, gardens and hill country across the nation. It is a movement that holds the promise to reshape our productive land use industries towards systems that work with the natural environment to regenerate the land. The movement is that of regenerative agriculture. More>>

ALSO:

Covid-19: Tracer App Released To Support Contact Tracing

The Ministry of Health has today formally released the NZ COVID Tracer app to support contact tracing in New Zealand. Kiwis who download the app will create a digital diary of the places they visit by scanning QR codes displayed at the entrances to ... More>>

ALSO:


Govt: Deep Concern At Hong Kong National Security Legislation
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today reiterated the deep concern of the New Zealand Government following confirmation by China’s National People’s Congress of national security legislation relating to Hong Kong.... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels