Loaves & Fishes

Vinnies provides vital food to the community in different ways, and supports any initiative that will ensure that those in need receive the necessities of life.   Our Loaves and Fishes Project has been running for many years now and in 2012 distributed almost 4500 lunches to children in school, who would otherwise go without a mid-day meal, essential for their health and ability to learn. 

We provide a savoury and sweet sandwich, a snack and a piece of fruit in each of the lunches.   We deliver to the Tauranga schools while the Public Health Nurses kindly deliver to the out of town schools e.g. Katikati and Waihi).  Countdown kindly donates food to us to allow this project to operate.  Demand in 2013 is so far showing an increase.  

If you are interested in helping or require help please contact Meari on (07)548 0398.