The Christchurch attack may have struck at two mosques, however people from all walks of life came together to support the victims and their family.
Soon after the attack, Dimitris Greek Food closed for the evening in order to help donate and deliver platters of food to families of victims waiting at the hospital.
“All we would like to say is that after the attacks, a family friend wanted to start a Halal Food Drive to have food sent to the hospital for families still waiting,” Dimitris Merentitis, owner of Dimitris Greek Food, told Neos Kosmos. “In coordination with other officials from the hospital and donations from about 2000 individuals and local businesses they were extremely successful. We donated close to 40 meals. It was not started by us but we supported the organisers.
“Christchurch has come together as a community.”
The Food Drive has now ended but organisers were overwhelmed with food and other supplies that some has been frozen to give in the coming days.
“I am proud to be part of this community.”