While Council teams are covering about half of the food going out to our tenants, two community groups, Capital Mosaic and Tēpu mō tātou, continue to cover the food deliveries to Mt Cook and Berhampore - which they do every week throughout all alert levels.
During Alert Levels 1 and 2, tenant volunteers support the community groups and manage Kaibosh food distributions themselves in Kilbirnie.
One of the Council volunteers, Sara Carey from Wellington City Libraries, says the work has been rewarding.
“I can actually do something during this lockdown that is making a difference to our community. It’s great to feel useful and I love being a part of a happy working team.”
Jamie says it’s been a lot of work, both sorting the food and delivering it to flats, while also ensuring it is done in a safe and efficient way.
“The learnings from the initial lockdown have been of great value. This time around we have been able to keep the Kaibosh food flowing with barely any interruption - a huge improvement from last year.”