Tauranga Foodbank adds next generation to board

Sarah Burns. Supplied photo.

Sarah Burns has recently been appointed to the board of the Tauranga Community Foodbank.

Sarah is a solicitor at Holland Beckett Law with an interest in trust law, being a topic she focused on as part of her self-directed research at University.

Sarah has worked in the legal industry for seven years and has experience with commercial property, financing transactions, residential conveyancing, and trust and estate planning.

Commenting on her new role with the Tauranga Community Foodbank, Sarah says; “Since completing my Law Degree last year I had been on the lookout for an opportunity to utilise my time and skills to give back to the community.

“Being a part of the Tauranga Community Foodbank board is the perfect role as it has substantial positive impact on whānau within our region which I wholeheartedly support.

“I am honoured to be welcomed on to the board and look forward to contributing to the wellbeing of Tauranga residents.”

The Tauranga Community Foodbank was established in 1991 with the intention that it would be a temporary operation to address needs in the community at that time.

Shortly after its inception the local community expanded significantly with a larger number of families and individuals requiring support.

The foodbank has now been operating for more than 30 years and provides food and other household items to Tauranga residents.

“As community is one of the core values at Holland Beckett Law, we are committed, not just as a firm, but as individuals to doing all we can to make the Bay of Plenty a community that is healthy, active, and vibrant,” says Holland Beckett practice manager Sharline Fitzgerald.

“In doing so, we have a tradition of donating our TECT dividends to the Tauranga Community Foodbank to Support the great work they do in our community. July’s donation brings our total contributions since 2009 up to $25,843.00.”

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