ANZ Bank gives food for families in need

ANZ Bank Samoa has donated food to not-for-profit organisation, Brown Girl Woke [B.G.W.], in support of its ongoing programme to assist individuals and families in need.

The food donation was made at the bank’s headquarters in town on Monday with the ANZ Business Community Manager, Mark Burns, together with bank staff handing over the items to the B.G.W. founder Maluseu Doris Tulifau.

"We are humbled to help you out in your cause and hopefully this will help you with your ongoing project," Mr Burns said.

Maluseu said they are grateful to get the donations, especially from the local community as most of their donations come from people living abroad.

"We are so thankful especially when we get local donations because most of our donations 90 per cent are from overseas. So to have our local businesses be a part of our work we are so grateful and hope to build from this donation," she said.

B.G.W. has invited staff from the ANZ Bank to join them when they make the donation to the families, with Maluseu adding that they always ask their donors to join them so they can see where their items are going.

"Our goal is to give groceries each month so now with this donation we are not going to worry about next month's donation. I have asked them to join us, when we make the distribution, because it is such a great feeling to meet the families they have helped through this contribution," she said.

The ANZ Bank donation includes four cases of tinned fish, four cases of milk, a diaper pack, 20 bags of assorted items including sugar, noodles, coffee, tea and other assorted items as well as 20 bags of soap and children’s snacks.

"It is enough for our grocery next month and we don't have to worry now about the grocery donation next month because ANZ has covered it all. This is enough to cater for the 30 families we are helping out," she added.

According to Maluseu, Mr. Burns saw the work that they are doing and wanted to help out since they usually contribute as a team towards community projects.

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