PAK'nSAVE believes in fair because what's fair for our customers is what's good for New Zealand.
To kick off the 2019 school year, we invited TVNZ’s Breakfast cameras inside Matatoki School to learn about our Food for Thought programme delivered around New Zealand by our Food for Thought nutritionists. TVNZ Breakfast presenter Matty McLean and a few Matatoki School students took their Food for Thought learnings and put them into action in the aisles at PAK’nSAVE Thames, spotting the differences between ‘everyday’ foods and ‘occasional’ foods.
PAK’nSAVE stores donated the equivalent of 2.5 million meals in 2019 to those who needed them the most. By partnering with food rescue organisations around the country like Kaibosh, Kiwi Harvest, and Kaivolution, we are able to play a part in ‘closing the loop’, reducing the amount of food waste we send to landfill, feeding hungry families and strengthening foodinsecure communities.
‘Eat Well Pay Less’ is more than just PAK’nSAVE’s motto; it’s how we want to help our customers live. In November 2019, we teamed up with nutritionist Claire Turnbull and launched a New Zealand Herald series to help our customers eat well and pay less. We enlisted real PAK’nSAVE customers and helped them identify top tips to eat well that fit their lifestyles and budgets.
Every year, PAK’nSAVE partners with the Stroke Foundation to conduct the biggest ever simultaneous blood pressure check. The programme helps alert thousands of New Zealanders to the possibility they might have high blood pressure, and the adjustments they can make in their lives if they do. More than 23,000 New Zealanders had their blood pressure checked in 2019 as part of our partnership with the Stroke Foundation.
PAK’nSAVE proudly rolled out initiatives to help our stores and customers live more sustainably. In July 2019, we introduced the bring-your-own-container offering at North Island PAK’nSAVE stores, inviting customers to use their resealable, leak-proof, reusable containers at our butchery, seafood, bakery, and deli serve-over departments.
To read the full Foodstuffs' Corporate Social Responsibility Report, click here.