Bellyful a lifesaver - again. Story in Kapi-Mana News 22 April 2014 pg 13.
Porirua Bellyful has cooked its 3000th meal.
The meal recipient, Stephney Johnston, said Bellyful was a lifesaver after the recent birth of her daughter.
She had a caesarean section four weeks ago.
Her husband was given the task of looking after her, the new baby and their 5 year old son.
“You go from being fully functional to coming out and not being able to do a lot,” she said.
“It’s meant the world to us.”
Johnston said they had no family around, so the meals made a big difference.
Bellyful Porirua branch coordinator Rebecca Morahan said reaching the milestone was exciting for the volunteer organisation.
“It’s fantastic. It’s a real chance to take stock and realise how much volunteer work has been done,” she said.
The Porirua branch was started In 2011 and now has 25 volunteers.
It delivers 20 to 30 meals a month to families with a newborn or serious illness.