The Christchurch City Mission will soon be giving barista training a shot. Unemployed women would be able to gain basic cafe and food preparation skills, which would give them a head start in the work force through a proposed new course, head missioner Matthew Mark said.Read more
Maurice Marks is set to retire on June 28 after 18 years of volunteering at the Christchurch City Mission and will celebrate his 84th Birthday two days later. Maurice has assisted the Food Bank for 15 of those years, completing the cycle of the trusty white van.Read more
The new head of the Christchurch City Mission, Matthew Mark, appears, firm handshake and genuine smile at the ready.
Six weeks ago he took over the role from Michael Gorman, who spent 12 years at the helm.
Mark, who spent three years as the CEO at Ronald McDonald House, says he's passionate about his new role which he describes as "critical".Read more