Food for thought in city charity

17:51, Nov 08 2012

Donations are being sought to help 3000 needy Christchurch families this Christmas.

The Families for Families charity was established this year to provide food parcels for needy families during the holiday period.

Co-founder Nikki Dew said the charity wanted to raise $60,000 to help 3000 families.

Dew said she thought of the idea last Christmas, when she realised her table was groaning with food while other families were "doing it really hard".

She roped in friends Jane Black, Lisa Ferguson and Angelique Bott, and they turned the idea into a charitable trust.

"It's about another family giving a damn. For $20, which is a bottle of wine, it's about knowing on Christmas Day that you are responsible for another family having food on their plate," Dew said.

The food would be distributed by the Salvation Army.

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