December 22, 2020
City Mission deals with unprecedented demand
The Auckland City Missioner is praising the generosity of Aucklander in helping the charity meet unprecedented demand – and the marae who are helping get it to those who need it most.
Chris Farrelly says with only a couple of days to go donations are still pouring in.
As well as its central city headquarters, it is distributing through Manurewa, Papakura and Ngā Whare Waatea Marae.
"So if I could shine a light on what manaakitanga really is and how it has been shown forth this year we would all better off so big hats off to the marae communities, hundreds and hundreds of volunteers, we provide the food and a little bit of help but they do the mahi upfront so mihi to them," Mr Farrelly says.
Auckland City Mission isn't holding its annual Christmas lunch at the Cloud because of COVID concerns, but it is holding five smaller gatherings, including at Nando's in Queen St and Manukau.
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