Dunedin's emergency services will hit the streets again
tonight calling for donations of food for those in need.
The annual Dunedin Community Can and Christmas Treats Drive
runs from 6pm to 9pm.
The police, Fire Service, Red Cross, civil defence and St
John will be on the city's streets, including outlying areas
such as Waitati and Portobello, sounding their sirens to let
people know the appeal has reached their street.
Food could either be left out close to letterboxes, or could
be given directly to collectors.
Donations can also be placed in marked collection baskets at
The Warehouse stores in central Dunedin and Hillside Rd.
All donated items will be divided among the city's four main
foodbanks - the Salvation Army, Presbyterian Support,
Anglican Family Care and St Vincent de Paul.
Appeal co-ordinator Jane Orbell said it had been a difficult
year for many in the South Island.
"After a very demanding year, the foodbanks, and the people
they assist, are very dependent on the generosity of Dunedin
people to ensure everyone can experience a little extra at
Christmas," Ms Orbell said.
• A separate appeal for the Mosgiel area, including
Fairfield, Outram, Momona and North Taieri, will run from 6pm
to 9pm on Monday.
Donations could also be dropped at the Mosgiel Foodbank in