People from IDEA Services, the services arm of IHC, supporting adults of all ages and disabilities to live their own lives and be part of their local communities, come and prepare the fruit and vegetables every week. There’s always fruit salad – helping ensure diners get their five + a day.
They also help with the veritable mountain of bread that is collected from Pandora and other bakeries around Wellington, and delivered by Manjit Crewal, on behalf of Ekta. Ekta means unity, and is an organisation aiming to build resilience in communities across all religions and ethnicities – a more inclusive New Zealand.
Colin Daley volunteers at Kai Kitchen every week and has the reputation as soup king. Last week he delivered cream of vegetable.
“I used to just come along and talk to people but since lockdown I’ve been helping make the food too. Soup is always appreciated, as are my fruit crumbles.”
In the car park, the Orange Sky mobile laundry and shower service washes and dries people’s laundry, free of charge, while they have lunch. Team member Bruce says the service is, “washing, drying, showering and conversation.”