A new headquarters has been painted with military precision
by a ''scarfie army'' in Dunedin.
FoodShare chief executive Deborah Manning said the army of 14
Otago Polytechnic students painted two coats on the interior
walls of the new FoodShare headquarters on the corner of Ward
and Halsey Sts this week.
''These guys just motored through it.''
Ms Manning said since FoodShare began in 2012, it had rescued
and redistributed nearly 68 tonnes of fresh food - the
equivalent of 193,667 meals, The charity had been given the
building and had been given grants from two Dunedin trusts to
fit it out.
Plumbing and electrical work would begin after Easter. Then
the vinyl and carpeting would be laid and a freezer and
walk-in chiller would be installed.
A chiller would allow food close to or just past its
best-before date or close to its use-by date to be collected
Dunedin Timebank members washed ''six years of filth'' from
the walls last weekend, Ms Manning said.
Otago Polytechnic Foundation Learning 2IC Jessica Thompson
said the students were from the Maori trade training course
and the trades taster course.