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Food for love

Last week our Peanut Butter Makers pic'ed the very first In a Nutshell donation recepient, so without further ado, we would like to tell you all about the amazing team at Food For Love, based in Wānaka

Founded in 2016, Food For Love is a charitable organisation that provides a free home-cooked meal to people in need in the Wānaka region. Recipients are nominated by someone in our local community and are generally going through a challenging time, such as illness, bereavement, relationship, or financial difficulties.

Food For Love’s vision is to nourish the community and nurture social connections through nutritious food. The aim is to ensure that no one in the Wānaka region is without a meal if they need one. The team of volunteers prepare nourishing meals from within their own homes and deliver these to their recipients.

In addition, bulk-cooked meals are provided by another team for the elderly at weekends or at other times as necessary. All meals are then delivered to the recipient's homes by an additional group of volunteers.

They work closely with local Community Networks, Rotary groups, medical centres, churches, Plunket, and local midwives to ensure that no one in need is missed.

In the year April 2021 – March 2022, their team provided 4,866 meals to the Upper Clutha Community. With the anticipation that this number will continue to grow, both as a result of ongoing inflationary and economic pressures across New Zealand, and population growth.

As a charitable organisation, Food For Love relies solely on grants and donations and asked us to donate our peanut butter to use in a variety of their meals including in satay sauces and baking. We're happy to report that they now have some buckets of the good stuff heading their way! 

You can read more about the really good things they're doing here 

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