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Auckland makes huge foodbank to help those in need

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 7, 2020
New Zealand's largest indoor stadium has been transformed into a food bank to help feed thousands of households going hungry during the lockdown.
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As cases of coronavirus start to level out, the number of people struggling to get food on the table is not letting up.

Topics: Auckland food

Auckland Council has had 3000 requests for help since announcing last week that it would be providing emergency food parcels on behalf of the government.

The council has now set-up a food distribution centre at Spark Arena to keep up with demand.

Anyone who is unable to go to the supermarket, or is suffering financial hardship as a result of the lockdown, is eligible for the food parcels, which are being couriered to people's homes.

Around 900 packages were sent out yesterday and staff were on track to distribute another 1500 today.

It is expected that there will be around 5000 parcels sent out a week once demand stabilises.