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This year, to mark the World Day of the Poor on Sunday 15 November, we are encouraging every family and household to find something appropriate that you can do safely to share food with others. This could include inviting a friend or neighbour over for a meal, or buying a “pay-it-forward” coffee in a local café, passing on some homegrown vegetables to a neighbour, baking a cake for a newborn’s family, donating to the foodbank or sponsoring a meal at the Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen.

There are places within the Archdiocese of Wellington that people can donate to, if that is the preferred option:

  • Sponsor a meal at the Home of Compassion Soup Kitchen
  • Support the Wellington St Vincent de Paul foodbank
  • Support the Challenge 2000/Ōhāriu parish foodbank and outreach
  • Support social work which assists to overcome food insecurity at Wellington Catholic Social Services
  • Support benefit advocacy to assist people to access government food support at Hutt Valley BEST 04-5298108
  • Support your local foodbank

I should no longer say I have neighbours to help, but that I must myself be a neighbour to others.” (Fratelli Tutti #81)


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