NEWS AND UPDATES

Foodbanks

Community Meals

Community Meals

Community Meals

Free Stores

A KAIVOLUTION FOOD RESCUE INITIATIVE

Community Free Stores:

If you’d like to pick up food, please head along to one of the community free stores.  You need to bring your own bags or boxes.

Kirikiriroa-Hamilton Freestores:

Te Whare o Te Ata | 60a Sare Cresent, Fairfield, | 12.00 – 2.00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Western Community Centre | 46 Hyde Avenue, Nawton | From 2.30pm Monday – Friday

Pukete Neighbourhood House | 43 Church Road, Te Rapa Sportsdrome, Pukete | From 1pm Monday – Friday

Te Whare Kokonga (Melville Community House) | 58 Bader Street, Bader, Hamilton | From 11am Monday – Thursday

Parish of St George and St David | 158 Rifle Range Road, Hamilton West. From 2-4pm, Monday to Friday.

Covid-19 Level 1

Classes from 29 September

All classes, except Fun & Fit, will be back to normal next week. Fun & Fit returns on 15th October.

Indoor Team sports: registration is essential. Choose either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. session. Contact Wendy (07 8393917) or email her (wendy@hmss.org.nz). Classes begin next week - 29 September.

The Community Meal (sit down!) will be available at noon on Monday, 28 September. Please try not arrive before 11.30 a.m. and sign in at the meal, not in the foyer. The charge for a meal is $1 per person. 

Accessing help:

For assistance with food or other social services, please use the Here to Help U website https://heretohelpu.nz/

Here to Help U

Hamilton residents can now access social service support during COVID-19 at their fingertips thanks to a pioneering community response website ‘heretohelpu.nz‘.

‘Here to help u’ is a community initiative supported by Hamilton community service providers, volunteers and funders to provide hardship and social service support to locals during COVID-19.
Hardship and social service support includes free assistance with food parcels, prepared meals, collection of items service, mental health support, and safe social connection.
To access this support you go to www.heretohelpu.nz at any time and submit a request for help. A support line staff member will respond to your request

Solidarity

From Yolanda Pierce:

... Let us not value property over people; let us not protect material objects while human lives hang in the balance.
Let us not value a false peace over a righteous justice.
Let us not be afraid to sit with the ugliness, the messiness, and the pain that is life
in community together.
Let us not offer clichés to the grieving, those whose hearts are being torn asunder.
Instead…
Let us mourn black and brown men and women, those killed extrajudicially every 28 hours.
Let us lament the loss of a teenager, dead at the hands of a police officer who described him as a demon.
Let us weep at a criminal justice system, which is neither blind nor just....
Let us be silent when we don’t know what to say.
Let us be humble and listen to the pain, rage, and grief pouring from the lips of our neighbours and friends.
Let us decrease, so that our brothers and sisters who live on the underside of history may increase.
Let us pray with our eyes open and our feet firmly planted on the ground
Let us listen to the shattering glass and let us smell the purifying fires, for it is the language of the unheard.

 

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