Lockdown has been a challenging time, as we are all isolated from our community and friends, and need to stay at home within our own bubble. Some community members have had extra challenges, as they have lost their jobs, seen their businesses close, or had other difficulties with their regular sources of income.
ARCC launched the Covid-19 Household Voucher Assistance Project to help whānau during this time of difficulty. This project was for the most vulnerable groups in the community, including the elderly, widows, disabled people and their carers, single parents, the unemployed and others who do not have the means to buy their essential goods.
Vouchers for shopping at Pak N Save were sent to 474 families across Auckland during lockdown, to help those having difficulty with grocery expenses. Voucher amounts depended on the size of each household, to ensure fairness. The vouchers were delivered to people’s houses by our hard-working Community Navigators, Faisal and Pwint.
We want to congratulate and thank families and communities for staying so strong and resilient during this difficult time and doing what they can to stay at home to protect their whānau. We also want to thank Faisal and Pwint for their tireless work delivering the vouchers.