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Food Bank Appeal

You can print out a poster for your workplace here.

There is unprecedented demand for food bank services. Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, people that may not have previously needed help with feeding themselves or their family are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. They may have lost their job, had their hours reduced or in a family situation reduced to one income or no income. With the wage subsidy ending, our communities will see tougher times.

NZKGI is a socially responsible organisation and is looking to do our bit to help the communities we live in by organising a food bank appeal across the eastern and western Bay of Plenty. NZKGI is asking the industry to dig deep and give what you can to those in need.

Due to popular demand, the food bank appeal has been extended for another two weeks – now closing 25 September. Please be generous and give to this worthy cause and help us to help those in need, with drop-off points at the following locations:

  • NZKGI, 25 Miro Street, Mt Maunganui: Non-perishable foods only.
  • Hume Pak n Cool, 4 Prospect Drive, Katikati: Non-perishable foods only.
  • Ceramico Tiles, 14 Oxford Street, Te Puke: Non-perishable foods only.
  • Ōpōtiki Foodbank, 94B Church Street, Ōpōtiki: Perishable and non-perishable foods (Financial contributions can be made to 06 0433 0544927 00 ref NZKGI)
  • Salvation Army Food Bank, 87 King Street, Whakatāne: Perishable and non-perishable foods (Financial contributions can be made to 02 0488 0031651-00 ref NZKGI)

While any items donated are appreciated, please give consideration to the following:

  • Personal care items
  • Baking supplies
  • Canned food
  • Nappies

Food bank appeals in other growing regions will be established over the coming weeks. Look out for more information in the NZKGI weekly update newsletter.

NZKGI thanks you for your generosity. Contact NZKGI Senior Policy Analyst, Sarah Cameron sarah.cameron@nzkgi.org.nz.