Community shows that it cares

EMMA DANGERFIELD
Last updated 10:31 30/01/2013

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A collaborative community effort has seen 11 families receive food parcels, an effort which is being celebrated by Nicky Mayne, who appealed for help just before Christmas.

Nicky said the good news was a result of the community working together with requests coming from Heartlands services, money from New Life Church families, fresh produce from the community garden and Kaikoura Co-op, and baking and meat from New Life families.

Nicky is keen to see this collaboration extended throughout the year, not just for Christmas and has set up a Kaikoura Cares facebook page and email address, kaikouracares@ gmail.com, for anyone willing to donate or help. From February 7 the New Life Church centre will be open on Thursdays, 10am till 2pm during school terms, for anyone wishing to drop off spare produce. She hopes this will become a place to connect where families in need can also make contact and pick up essentials.

More initiatives are planned, she said, including helping people to learn how to produce economical meals by gardening, and baking and other cooking skills . . . watch this space.

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- Kaikoura Star

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