This is our second Salvation Army Covid-19 Social Impact Dashboard that monitors and assesses the social impacts of this pandemic, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable Kiwis. The results are mixed: on one hand, our Salvation Army 0800 phone number has seen a steady flow of enquiries, mostly for food parcels; at the other extreme, despite these massively trying and uncertain circumstances for many, the generosity of Kiwis has been amazing, with over $1.7 million donated as at 17 April 2020 to our Foodbank Project, which will go directly towards food parcels. Furthermore, as one of our Tauranga staff commented, the resilience of the elderly being supported by The Salvation Army, the wider community and also neighbourly support during lockdown, has been wonderful to see, and is symbolic of countless other stories of resilience and support.
Both the report and dashboard are available for download at the bottom of this page. Report 1 is available here.