Salvation Army food bank co-ordinator Brenda King and I with the meat donated by raffle winners

The generosity of raffle winners has given the Invercargill Salvation Army foodbank a boost.

On Monday I dropped off $400 worth of venison, beef and mutton to the Invercargill Salvation Army foodbank after a generous gesture from some raffle winners.

I had a raffle alongside the sales of my Parliamentary cookbook.  Most of the prizes were meat processed by Bowmont Meats.  Some of the prizewinners said to me that they would rather their prizes be donated to a worthy cause, so I chose the Salvation Army foodbank.

It was a great gesture on the part of the prizewinners and I thank them for their support of the foodbank who I know will make sure it is put to good use.