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Linda Lake, founder of T Iowa Kai, makes sure people are fed during Alert Level 4 lockdown.
Smaller communities in Horohanwa are opening their hearts and their letterboxes to support each other through an extended lockdown.
Charity groups in Foxton and Shannon are looking for new ways to distribute food and other supplies under Alert Level 4 restrictions.
A free food shop on White St. in Foxton, T Iowa Kai, will continue to serve until they run out.
Founder Linda Lake said there is still a need in the community, and people are feeling weak and nervous about the bravery of supermarkets.
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It has been receiving more messages and calls for help since the country was again plunged into Alert Level 4 lockdown.
She was available to order via message, and she could also arrange for prescriptions or items that people needed.
“It’s about the community, not just the food.”
The lake and fellow Melissa Peterson are decorated with gloves and masks, which are open from 2pm to 5.30pm, Monday and Thursday.
There was no qualification standard, and food could be collected without human contact. Bags of food are thrown down a table to catch people.
The lake was already packing bags with everything people needed.
Lunch is provided by the Lunch by Label, a government-funded school lunch, and by the food charity Just Zlich.
Cole Street School cut back on some fruits and vegetables, but more donations will be appreciated. There was a small supply of sanitary items, pregnancy tests and condoms in the lake.
Kai Hub in Shannon is providing hand sanitizers and face masks to locals.
Founder Anita Noon is busy distributing face masks to avoid the 2020 lockdown, and was anxious to make sure everyone in the community had one, as she now has to go out in public. Have given
Nun is giving people 20 minutes to pick up their luggage, then gives herself a 10-minute window to clean the litter box before the next pick-up period.
It offered dozens of packages, and will continue to do so until they expire.
She typically fed hundreds of people a week at Polymer Tess through Claim Ham, but her doors were closed due to Alert Level 4 restrictions. It was open until 9.30pm on Tuesday night because the lockdown helps keep people ready.
About 15 families came and filled the baskets with goods. Nunn said it was chaos, but it relieved the pressure from just four squares in Shannon.
People who want sanitizers and masks can contact us through Nun. Facebook And make time.
Horohinwa District Council Mayor Bernie Vanden said the community had previously supported each other through Alert Level 4 restrictions and could do so again.
The district was a network of narrow communities, and could continue to search for each other.
“Let’s do it on the phone, on the fence and on the internet to make sure we get it as quickly and safely as possible.”