10 Dec 2012

Christmas parcel queue at city mission

1:20 pm on 10 December 2012

People were queueing outside Auckland City Mission on Monday morning when it began its annual distribution of emergency Christmas food parcels.

The scene at Auckland City Mission.

The scene at Auckland City Mission. Photo: RNZ

Dozens of people were lined up for food parcels and Christmas presents.

City Missioner Diane Robertson said families find this time of year particularly stressful and face financial issues with children being at home for the school holidays.