In about six weeks, children will wake up around Rotorua at the dawn of a dawn on Christmas day.
After the opening of the gifts, the lucky ones will sit on a Christmas dinner. But for the not so fortunate, the lifeblood of the rescue unit comes to the rescue.
Today is Rotorua Daily Post starts her annual Christmas appeal.
From now until December 22, Rotorua Daily Post, in connection to Rotorua Weekender in Hits 97.5FM, is looking for non-participating food donations, in order for the savings bank to continue its good work in the Christmas period and by 2019.
Only this year, the Rotorua Salvation Army nutrition bank has helped more than 720 individuals and families with more than 1020 food units.
Kylie and Ralph Overbye Corps officials are helping to coordinate the complaint, and Kylie said she had focused on hope this year.
"Every year we want to have a beautiful Christmas family. I do not think people should go without Christmas every year."
Kylie said the savings bank had "kept up her", but stocks usually grew over Christmas. She said that there was always a drop in buckles, such as rice, pasta and canned food.
"This complaint helps us every year to keep food supplies over the rest of the year. So when families come to the aid, there is no need to refuse food because they are not."
The complaint of 2017 allocated more than $ 80,000 for cans and money for nutritional food. Kylie said she had no expectations for this year, but just wanted to keep the savings bank.
"It's not about raising numbers, but about being consistent and able to provide."
Nutrition through a complaint is designed to create Christmas disabilities for those who need help. Every donated money is used to buy more food.
For a life-saving army, food is the starting point for helping people in other ways.
"Food packages are an excellent link to find out what real issues are going on in their lives. Then we try to provide barriers," said Kylie.
She encouraged people to donate to create a strong community.
"It's great that the community is supported. The community, and I think it's important to help those in need, it's a sign of a strong community and community support."
Ralph said that the number of people in need of food was "as high as it used to be," and the complaint also contributed to raising awareness of food.
After the successful last year, the bus day will be re-launched on December 5th.
The bus will travel around the city so that locals can fill it with sheet metal.
The appeal last year increased $ 82,080 for food and cash, as schools, workplaces and community groups gathered for the cause.
Rotorua Daily Post Editor Scott Inglis said that the complaint is a big initiative.
"We are excited to support the Foodbank Rescue Army again, and I encourage everyone to give the cause.
"Without the help of a savings bank, hundreds of families go every year. They do so well and help so many people and families they need."
The Rotorua Daily Post Christmas appeal takes place from today until December 22nd.
How to donate:
Irresistible goods can be omitted:
Rotorua Daily Post – 1143 Hinemoa St, Rotorua between 9 am and 4 pm
Community Rescue Community – 1188 Amohia St, Rotorua
Corps of the Rescue Army – 271 Old Taupo Rd
A monetary donation can be made in the Redorua Corps Rescue Army bank account: 020 4160 024233 00