Tauranga Girls’ College student Louisa Short is continuing to show her community spirit donating half of her winnings from the TrustPower Tauranga Youth Community Award to the Tauranga Foodbank.
Louisa was handed the annual award run by TrustPower and Tauranga City Council and $500 cash.
TrustPower Chief Executive Vince Hawksworth and Tauranga Mayor Stuart Crosby. From front; Sue Wright, representative from Tauranga Foodbank, Louisa Short and Whaea Tania Lewis Rickard from Tauranga Girls College.
The award recognises secondary school student’s service to their school and community.
Louisa Short chose the Foodbank because she says it helps so many needy people in the community with the high cost of food.
“I felt the Foodbank was a worthwhile organisation to donate to, unfortunately many families need to turn to Foodbank for help as they struggle to feed their families.”
Foodbank representative Sue Wright says they are so grateful to students like Louisa, who are passionate about the community and want to help.
“Tauranga Foodbank is a real practical way people can help in the community and it is so inspiring to see Louisa making a difference and donating money to such a worthy cause.”
TrustPower Community Relations representative Teresa Partridge says the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award has been a wonderful opportunity to publicly acknowledge the work young people do to enrich their community.
Tauranga Foodbank gives food parcels free of charge to those in need in the community. Volunteers sort and store the donated food that is received by the public on a daily basis.