Foodbanks rely on regular donations to continue helping those in need. This year Countdown is holding its Food Rescue Winter Appeal to help. Participants can donate online or by dropping off a food donation to the specially marked purple bins at Countdown stores nationwide.

The Winter bundles are available to donate online at $20 or $40 and are made up of a selection of fresh food, (mince, potatoes and cheese) versatile food (spaghetti) and necessary hygiene items.

The Foodbank Project is New Zealand’s only online foodbank, topping up The Salvation Army’s local foodbanks around the country. As a donor, you can choose what to donate, what region to donate it to and track its journey.

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