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PAK'canSAVE

Posted: 12 July 2021

We collected approximately 40,000 cans of food during our inaugural PAK’canSAVE campaign!

Thank you to our legendary customers - your generosity will help NZ’s City Missions, foodbanks and food rescue organisations feed New Zealanders who desperately need our support this Winter.

These product donations, coupled with the brand’s collective $100,000 donation, will have a significant impact in Aotearoa’s communities. Ka pai, New Zealand!

 

We collected a mountain of cans!

Posted: 28 June 2021
Lend a hand, give a can and feed a Kiwi fam – inaugural PAK’canSAVE campaign aims to feed New Zealand’s City Missions and food banks with canned goods and $100,000 donation

A can-do attitude goes a long way, but a can of spaghetti for a struggling family can go much further.
PAK’nSAVE’s inaugural PAK’canSAVE campaign, on now until 11 July, asks customers to give a can and help feed a hungry fam.

Every PAK’nSAVE store has partnered with their local City Mission, foodbank or food rescue organisation to feed hungry families in their community. All product donations will benefit these groups and on top of our customers’ generous donations, PAK’nSAVE will collectively donate $100,000 to PAK’canSAVE beneficiaries.

“PAK’canSAVE is the brand’s first CSR-driven campaign and brings to life our commitment to be #HereforNZ in the communities where our stores are privileged to operate and call home,” said Jamie Hodgetts, Head of Marketing & CX, PAK’nSAVE. “The campaign builds on every store’s ongoing relationship they already have with local foodbanks and food rescue orgs. Food insecurity is too prevalent in our communities, but we believe New Zealander should have access to healthy and affordable food.

By asking customers to lend a hand and donate a can, we can collectively stock the pantries of organisations who work tirelessly to feed New Zealanders, and by PAK’nSAVE making a financial contribution to these organisations, we can give them the critical support they need to scale their services and support the people who need our help the most.”

Winter and Christmas sees charities across New Zealand experience greater demand from their communities, with Kiwis most likely to give up food when children become sick and or heating bills increase. Food parcels distributed by local foodbanks and food rescue organisations ease the pressure of not knowing where a family’s next meal is going to come from, giving them the ingredients to make a healthy and nutritious meal.

“Extra pressure goes on the household budget in winter,” says Murray Edridge, City Missioner of The Wellington City Mission. “Power bills go up and visits to the doctors become more frequent. For families in our community that are already on the edge, it’s those things that can push them over. The pressure and stress to pay the bills is immense and often there is simply not enough money left over to buy food. We are really grateful for the PAK’canSAVE initiative and the generosity of every person who can give a can!”

New Zealanders are struggling,” says Murray Edridge, City Missioner, Wellington City Mission. “From Covid-19 implications or an increase in heating costs or sickness from the cold weather, families are turning to organisations like their local City Mission or foodbank more often and for longer periods of time.
We’re grateful to be one of the many organisations receiving support from their local PAK’nSAVE during their PAK’canSAVE campaign, and equally as grateful to every person who can give a can and help feed hungry New Zealanders.”

The PAK’canSAVE campaign has enlisted the brand’s most trusted ambassador, Stickman, to sing a rallying cry and encourage people to get involved. Stickman’s ‘Can Can’ song is an infectious melody and a legitimate call to action, calling on New Zealanders to give a can.

Check out who your local store is supporting below or pop into your local to learn more.


   
Region   
   
Store   
   
Food bank/ Food   Rescue Organisation   
   
NI   
   
Albany   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Botany   
   
Auckland city mission   
   
NI   
   
Cameron Road   
   
Good Neighbour    
   
NI   
   
Clarence Street   
   
Women’s   Refuge   
   
NI   
   
Gisborne   
   
SuperGrans Tairawhiti   
   
NI   
   
Glen Innes   
   
Auckland City Mission    
   
NI   
   
Hastings   
   
Hastings Foodbank   
   
NI   
   
Hawera   
   
The Kai Kitchen Trust    
   
NI   
   
Kaitaia   
   
Far North Community Foodbank Trust   
   
NI   
   
Kapiti   
   
Kapiti Foodbank    
   
NI   
   
Kilbirnie   
   
Wellington City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Levin   
   
Salvation Army Food Bank, Levin   
   
NI   
   
Lincoln Road   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Lower Hutt   
   
Wellington City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Mangere   
   
Auckland city mission   
   
NI   
   
Manukau   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Masterton   
   
Masterton Food Bank   
   
NI   
   
Mill Street   
   
Hamilton Food Bank   
   
NI   
   
Mt Albert   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Napier   
   
Ahuriri Covid 19 Response Hub   
   
NI   
   
New Plymouth   
   
new Plymouth foodbank   
   
NI   
   
Ormiston   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Palmerston North   
   
Palmerston North Foodbank   
   
NI   
   
Papakura   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Papamoa   
   
Tauranga foodbank   
   
NI   
   
Petone   
   
Wellington city mission   
   
NI   
   
Porirua   
   
Wellington City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Pukekohe   
   
Franklin Family Support Services, Pukekohe   
   
NI   
   
Rotorua   
   
Rotorua Salvation Army   
   
NI   
   
Royal Oak   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Silverdale   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Sylvia Park   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Tamatea   
   
Napier Community Foodbank Trust   
   
NI   
   
Taupo   
   
Te Whare Oranga Wairua Maori Women’s Refuge   
   
NI   
   
Tauriko   
   
Good Neighbour   
   
NI   
   
Te Awamutu   
   
TA Chapel, Pam Groube (NCU Waikato Hospital), TA   Combined Churches   
   
NI   
   
Thames   
   
Thames Foodbank   
   
NI   
   
Upper Hutt   
   
Wellington City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Wairau Road   
   
Auckland City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Wanganui   
   
Whanganui City Mission   
   
NI   
   
Westgate   
   
Auckland City Mission    
   
NI   
   
Whakatane   
   
Whakatane Women's Refuge, SPCA & Ste Vincent food   bank    
   
NI   
   
Whangarei   
   
Soul Food Whangarei   
   
SI   
   
PNS Blenheim   
   
Picton and Blenheim Foodbanks   
   
SI   
   
PNS Dunedin   
   
Salvation Army Dunedin   
   
SI   
   
PNS Hornby   
   
Foodbank Canterbury
   
SI   
   
PNS Invercargill   
   
Southland Foodbank Charitable Trust   
   
SI   
   
PNS Moorhouse   
   
Christchurch City Mission   
   
SI   
   
PNS Northlands   
   
Christchurch City Mission   
   
SI   
   
PNS Queenstown   
   
Kiwi Harvest   
   
SI   
   
PNS Rangiora   
   
Hope Community Trust   
   
SI   
   
PNS Riccarton   
   
Christchurch City Mission   
   
SI   
   
PNS Richmond   
   
Salvation Army   
   
SI   
   
PNS Timaru   
   
Salvation Army Timaru   
   
SI   
   
PNS Wainoni    
   
City Harvest Food Rescue   
PAK'canSAVE!