August 07, 2016
Food bank adds hygiene products to list
Manurewa MP Lousia Wall’s plea for sanitary products for south Auckland teens has been heard.
The Salvation Army and Countdown supermarkets have added such products to the list of things delivered through their Foodbank Project, which allows people to buy items online and have them delivered, through the Sallies.
Ms Wall heard from schools in her electorate that many students could not afford products like soap, deodorant and tampons or sanitary pads.
"Some of the consequences for our young women are they don't go to school that day or in terms of our tertiary students they don't eat, they can't afford to catch the bus and it places increased stress on them which is detrimental to their learning," says Louisa Wall.
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