Covid-19 lockdown was an unprecedented and stressful time for many communities. For K'aute Pasifika Trust, a Waikato not-for-profit their response was to provide free care packages to the Waikato community. The free care packages included food, clothing and heaters and were delivered to over 1300 people. Despite the fact that foodbanks is not part of their core service, for K'aute Pasifika it was important to respond to the immediate need. Leaupepe Rachel Karalus, chief executive of K’aute Pasifika said “The reality for many vulnerable families in our community during COVID-19 lockdown and now, is that they need immediate help. We exist to serve our community and were in a privileged position to do something practical". Being able to provide an immediate response to COVID-19, would not have been possible without the generosity and support of many Waikato organisations. Donations to support the care packages came from local and central government and private companies. People also volunteered their time. Support was received from a range of individuals from the Waikato community including chair of Waikato Regional Council,...