A team from HPF took a trip to the Auckland City Mission’s distribution centre last Friday (Dec 13) to drop off food items collected by the staff to help alleviate the stress on families this Christmas.

Dr Viliami Puloka who with Trevor Simpson and Emma Frost delivered the food parcels said: “HPF is humbled to spread the joy of Christmas by sharing their blessings with those less fortunate…”

“Such a great feeling to share our abundance to bring cheer for those less fortunate,” said Ms Frost.

HPF’s Emma Frost at the Auckland City Mission Distribution Centre at 15 Auburn Street, Grafton.

If you have non-perishable food items or gifts, you’d like to donate to help families have a joyous Christmas, the Mission’s distribution centre is at 15 Auburn Street, Grafton.

This Christmas, across four sites, the Mission will distribute over 8000 Christmas food parcels and 40,000 children’s gifts to families in desperate need. At each site up to 200 people a day will queue from the early hours of the morning for food and gifts.