Palmerston North people were more generous than last year when it came to giving food to this year's food drive.
The Saturday evening collection in the city was to stock up shelves at the Salvation Army and Methodist food banks.
Methodist Social Services manager Nici Scott-Savage said this year an extra 100 banana boxes were filled with non-perishable food, such as noodles, pasta and tinned foods.
Last year there was a glitch with bag deliveries, so people who might have put out donations in the bags didn't do so.
The problems were ironed out this year.
Ms Scott-Savage said people were more generous, and there were more volunteers who helped put the food away. So it was all packed away by 7.30pm. In the past it had been closer to 10pm or 11pm.
"The shelves in this food bank had been bare before the food drive, so this helps us provide food parcels until February or March and then it runs out again.
"It's great there's food in the cupboard again."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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