Coronavirus: Salvation Army expects need for their services to increase for years

With New Zealand facing the prospect of historically high unemployment, an increasing number of Kiwis are in desperate need of help. 

The Salvation Army is at the coalface of the growing economic crisis and Social Policy Analyst Ronji Tanielu says at the peak of lockdown they were giving out a month's worth of food parcels every week.  

Tanielu says while numbers have tapered off for now, we're only in the 'calm before the storm' and expect demands on their services to increase for years to come. 

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