Every Friday, Generation Ignite Food Bank operates from the New Lynn Community Centre between 1 – 3pm (or until all parcels are gone). Lead by a team of volunteers, these parcels are distributed to individuals and families living within the Whau community. During this time, volunteers also set up tea & coffee, and some light lunch food (which they have made themselves), so that food bank recipients and rough sleepers can relax with good company and homemade food. Food bank visitors look forward to this meal every week, and so Generation Ignite applied for and received funding to grow this into a larger-scale Community Lunch.
Prepared and served by volunteers, Community Lunch will operate with a four week cycle, using four different meals; accompanied by hot and cold beverages and baking. For example – Build-a-Sandwich, fresh soup and bread, curry and rice, and ‘meat and three veg’. Generation Ignite’s vision to set up the Community Centre with tables and chairs, for everybody to sit down and enjoy their meal together.