The generosity of Taieri residents has overwhelmed Mosgiel
Community Foodbank co-ordinator Michelle Kerr.
Earlier this month the Wickliffe St foodbank was broken into.
Thieves jemmied a door open and stole food including
chocolate and cookies.
The break-in left the charity facing a repair bill of several
Sergeant Kevin Davidson, of Mosgiel, confirmed police had
identified a suspect and inquiries were continuing.
Mrs Kerr welcomed the news, adding the foodbank had been
overwhelmed by resident's generosity.
That included a man who dropped off some money for repairs
after reading of the foodbank's plight in the Otago Daily
Times that morning, and another person who donated food
equivalent to the stolen items.
''That was lovely. It was just so overwhelming, just so
The subsequent support had more than made up for the
incident, she said.
''That is our community. They are fantastic.''