Ngā Kākano Foundation playing its part in looking after Te Puke
Te Puke's Ngā Kākano Foundation is listening to the community - and responding.
The health and community service provider swung into action as soon as the severity of the Covid-19 situation became apparent and has been distributing around 200 care parcels each week of the lockdown in collaboration with Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective The Daily Cafe, EmpowermentNZ, Colab and Kiwicoast Lions. Seeka has also donated boxes and kiwifruit.
''They are going to our most vulnerable patients and clients - such as the elderly, single mums who may be struggling to be able to do their shopping or those with mobility issues,'' says director Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford.
The packages contain hygiene supplies, food and activity packs for children and adults containing educational booklets and puzzles as well as Covid-19 and health information.
Article reproduced: courtesy Te Puke Times