New World supermarkets are joining forces with the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and School Kit to help support the more than 32,000 school pupils as they undertake various volunteer projects to help hundreds of communities around New Zealand.

The pupils will undertake various projects to improve their local environment, neighbourhood and public spaces. Each child has a role to play in their team including Platoon Leader, Equipment Officer, Finance Officer or Caterer.  When it comes to the catering that’s where New World joins in. New World will provide each team of school kids with a $50 New World voucher to spend on food and drink.

Kathy Frampton, the owner of New World Northwood in Christchurch, said that she couldn’t wait to get in behind this project.

“An Army marches on its stomach, and little ones especially need good food and healthy drinks to keep energised as they support their local communities. I love how kids are leading the charge and giving up their own time to do something special – we are so proud to be part of this.”

“In just eight years, the SVA has grown from just a few hundred university students in Canterbury into a national movement involving tens of thousands of Kiwi kids of all ages. All armies need feeding, and thanks to New World’s support, our Community Guardians will have the energy they need to make a massive difference during our Spring campaign,” added Sam Johnson, leader of the Student Volunteer Army.