Faces of the Day

‘Milo Night’ bringing Aroha to Tauranga
Kai volunteers Margaret, Garynor, Ann, Pip, Ian, and Tracey Carlton. Absent team members are Angie, James and Grant.

More than 100 rough sleepers are turning up regularly for a free Monday night meal in the Tauranga CBD.
Street Kai gets together every Monday for ‘Milo Night’ at the Willow St bus stop, providing Tauranga’s vulnerable community with hot food, warm clothes, connections and a cuppa.

[…] Founder Tracey Carlton started ‘Milo Night’ in 2017. This winter she has seen a massive spike in the number of people showing up for a hot meal.
When the initiative started the team was caring for about 20 homeless.
“The youngest person we currently care for is 16, and the oldest is 68-years-old. We have men and women from every age group, every culture and every walk of life. They are all very hungry, cold people to tell you the truth.
“Recently, for the first time, we had more than 20 homeless women at our meal. That is new for us and is deeply concerning.”
Tracey says the team are in desperate need of additional volunteers willing to spare their time.

[…] The group is collecting beanies, scarves, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, socks, hoodies and track pants.
All items can be dropped at the Pacific Toyota container at Our Place from Tuesdays till Sundays until July 12.
For more information about how you can support Street Kai, visit: www.streetkai.org