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Free Food Pantry

Team lead: Karen Higgie and Kerryanne.

The Otaki Free Food Pantry (OFFP) is now operating outside the retreat home at 22 County Road. If you have need for some supplies or wish to donate food, small gifts/toys (a few to add in for fun,) first aid supplies, baby needs or similar, please send them there care of Karen Higgie, our members secretary or drop of to Kevin Spooner (our administrator) if in the Wellington region. If you wish to make a donation to support this or our other projects, please visit the forum and click ‘donation’ at the top of the page. More details on the forum.

Care Centre Initiative

Member – trustee interest sought for a reintroduced care initiative. Please refer to Gateways Society (companies office) for the prior trust information. Details here.

community Gardens

Team lead: Kevin Spooner and David Higgie.

We have a community garden project on existing land. This is intended to support other community initiatives (such as above,) replication of the concept to grow produce, with the focus on being, collectively, carbon neutral, or having a net zero carbon footprint amongst all its subscribing members by garden / tree development, produce and community sharing. Details updated on the forum. The administrator has cleared the green house for new seedlings and reserved the back half of the retreat property for this project. More details on the forum.

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