Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN) is relocating its Foodbank to a new location following the sale of the St David’s Church site on Khyber Pass Rd.
The Foodbank has been on the site since 2000, but temporarily closed its doors on 17 December 2021, while it transitions to a new location in Mt Roskill.
PSN Community Relations Manager Anne Overton says a partnership has been formed with Northern Presbytery to develop a community hub at the former St Giles Presbyterian Church site, 1207 Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill.
“Based on a new Communities Feeding Communities model, the hub will include a community garden, pātaka kai, a food forest and a new version of the Foodbank.
“It will take a few months to pull the various elements together, but we’ll be working with the local community to get the site up and running as soon as we can in 2022,” she says.
“Over the years, we’ve learned how hard it is for people to ask for a food parcel. That’s why it’s important to give dignity and show respect to all who come through our doors.
“This ethos will continue as we transform the Foodbank to our new model early in the new year.
“We of course still greatly value donations from our supporters, the time gifted by our volunteers and all others who contribute to ensuring that our food parcels provide nourishing food for families and individuals.”
Anne says the best way for people to support the Foodbank over the transition period is through financial donations, which can be used to buy food for emergency parcels.
Financial donations can be made through our donation page – please ensure you indicate it’s for the Foodbank by selecting ‘Other’ in the ‘Service Areas’ selection box and when asked to ‘Please specify below’ type ‘Foodbank’.