Acts of Roskill Kindness was birthed due to the struggles of our families during the lockdown. It was created by our collective group in the community. The purpose was to help and support our families who didn’t have access to food, learning packs, resources they needed during the lockdown.
We are so grateful to our Wesley Primary Principal Mr Lou Reddy and the school board for allowing us to use their facility in times of need.
The ARK food hub based in the Wēteri Kura hall, has helped just over a thousand families already during the lockdown and we are so grateful for our community leaders, support workers and churches involved.
Pastor Peter, Pastors Lionel and Aotoa, Pastors Jack and Blessing have been the backbone of the foodbank with the support of Graeme, DP Shelley, Pastors Eric and Anna.
With the experiences of our local community leaders such as Zena Wrigley, LB Fiona Lai, DP Arona Sa, Romero Tagi and Council staff Leva Fa’afua and Infay Wong-See and Salvation Army rep James Adams, this has opened doors for our collective team to respond to any crisis in the community for example our vaccination events and talanoa sessions.
2021 has been a really tough year for most families, and the timing of the ARK Collective operating has been a blessing.