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Powerco employees’ Foodbank drive

Monday, June 08, 2020

Powerco people have donated $13,400 to Foodbanks in the communities the company operates, to support their COVID-19 relief drives following lockdown.

A number of Powerco employees took up the option to donate the $200 payment made available by the company to offset working from home expenses during the COVID-19 lockdown. As an essential service provider, most Powerco employees continued to work from home during the Government’s COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. 

The donations went to:

  • Carterton Foodbank
  • City Mission Whanganui
  • Coromandel Foodbank
  • New Plymouth Foodbank
  • Palmerston North Foodbank
  • St Vincent De Paul Society Wellington
  • Tauranga Community Foodbank
  • Waitara Foodbank  

The donations were gratefully received. Here is some of the feedback and Facebook mentions we received following the donations:

“Wow, thanks so much for thinking of us during this challenging time. Please pass on our thanks to your kind and generous team and let them know we very much appreciate their support.”  – Palmerston North Foodbank

“Thank you so very much for your generous donation to our Community Foodbank. Your donation will be used to purchase the staple food items we require so we can provide useful, nutritious food parcels. The sad reality is that when we help someone it is because there really isn't anywhere else for them to turn and they would in fact go hungry. You are truly making a difference.” – Tauranga Community        Foodbank

"Thank you for your most generous donation from the staff members of Powerco. – Waitara Foodbank

“We are grateful to have received your donation, which will go directly towards assisting local individuals and families struggling in these uncertain times. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. We truly value your support of our work and are highly appreciative of what you have contributed towards making life easier for many in our community. Since the beginning of the COIVD-19 lockdown, we experienced a 380% increase in demand for our services. Over this time, we have assisted 703 adults and 446 children with food, clothing, winter goods, baby packs and professional social support. We’re all in this together, so thank you once again for your financial support.” – St Vincent de Paul Society, ‘St Vinnies’ Wellington

"Thank you so much to everyone involved, this is very much appreciated! – New Plymouth Foodbank

 

 

 

 

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