St Therese Parish Fit for Mission – Food Bank pastoral plans are to responds to emergencies around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand. In response to emergencies within Aotearoa, St Therese Parish provide a food bank collection and storage facility (drop off / pick up) for donated food parcels. Volunteers from the St Anthony’s Family Support Service Trust pick up and distribute to nationwide families seeking the Trusts support.
We are not the riches people. It is not the amount that we will be sending, but it is a gesture of our empathy with our brothers and sisters who are in need of our help.
Our aim is to bring transparency to go forth with Gods ministry to save lives, reduce suffering, uphold human dignity, and meet people’s basic needs – regardless of ethnicity, religion or nationality.
St Anthony’s Family Support Services Trust was registered on 17th May 1993 at the Charities Services, Ngā Rātonga Kaupapa Atawhai part of the Department of Internal Affairs, and administers the Charities Act 2005: CLICK HERE
St Anthony’s Family Support Services Trust was established by local parishioners, volunteers Catholics and Non-Catholics from other faiths who had a passion to collect food and distribute to their local community. After 18 years and still going strong St Therese Parish and St Anthony Family Support Services Trust aims to make a difference in the lives of people living with poverty or injustice through local community development, advocacy, education, and emergency relief.