Tauranga Foodbank food parcels may well be a little sweeter over the next few weeks.
Tauranga’s Legacy Trust has purchased 465 packets of original and chocolate Girl Guide biscuits ($1,575 worth) and donated them to the Tauranga Foodbank for inclusion in food parcels.
Legacy Trust has been supporting the Girl Guides through biscuit sales since 2011. That equates to more than 2,000 packets of biscuits over recent years.
Legacy Trust funeral director Don Hoult says people don’t tend to tire of Girl Guide biscuits and he imagines they will, once again, be a popular item in the food parcels.
Mt Coastal Girl Guide district co-ordinator Janet Reekie says Legacy Trust is showing wonderful support that benefits many.
“Legacy, Girl Guides and the Tauranga Foodbank are all working together to help each other and our community. It’s such a lovely synergy. It’s the real heart of what all three organisations stand for,” Janet says.
Don says this gifting enables Girl Guides to continue their community service and helps those in need. It’s a feel good thing, he says.
Donations, such as this, to the community are only possible, Don says, because of those families who have chosen Legacy Funerals. All profits from Legacy Funerals go back into the community.
Members of the public keen to still order Girl Guide biscuits can do so by phoning 575-8463.
Picture: Nicki Goodwin, Tauranga Foodbank (left), Darin Friis, Legacy Trust (centre), and Janet Reekie, Girl Guides (right) all sampling a Girl Guide biscuit.