Food parcels relieve 'Extraordinary Pressure' at christmas

A food parcel provides critical help during a time of crisis, so The Salvation Army can work with families on long-term solutions.

Adele* was suffering from psychological and economic abuse. Her partner controlled all their finances and demanded to know where she was at all times.

He was verbally abusive and isolated Adele from her support network. Adele felt unable to leave and support the children on her own. She came to The Salvation Army at the point of desperation.

The Sallies helped her immediately with food and household goods, while a social worker worked with Adele to help her discover her strengths. She advocated with government agencies, and a financial mentor helped her gain financial independence. ‘A woman who has been abused loses her sense of capability, so we walk alongside her to help her find the strengths that she already has,’ explains our social worker.

*Name has been changed to protect her privacy.
Social Worker at TSA
Social Worker at TSA

Palmerston North City

Food Drive


4.00pm – 6.30pm

Leave a box of non-perishable food at your letterbox or