Helping the most vulnerable in our community

Posted on: 28/05/20

Northland Community Foundation (NCF) through its Northland COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is helping the most vulnerable in our community. NCF has granted funds to One Double Five Community House for their 155 Open Arms service so that they can continue to feed the homeless and many vulnerable families in Whangarei.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increasing need for food parcels for vulnerable families and daily meals among the homeless in Whangarei.

“The requests for food parcels within our 155 Open Arms service have increased three-fold,” said CEO Liz Cassidy-Nelson. “We would appreciate support for our food bank so that we are able to continue providing this valuable service.”

Funds will also go towards providing daily meals for the homeless to consume off-site (takeaways), and for those that One Double Five is unable to house but continue to be living rough. On average, around 36 people receive meals prepared at the 155 Open Arms Day Centre to take away daily.