New World lies at the heart of the community. We go beyond the supermarket, making a genuine difference within local communities around New Zealand, through our support of of initiatives including Food for Thought, Food Rescue and a variety of local community groups.
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Looking after our patch
Partnering with Food for Thought to empower our tamariki
Helping Kiwi kids at Starship
Our local communities
Our local stores proudly go beyond their front doors to support local organisations and causes that reflect their communities. Each year, our owners donate thousands of dollars in groceries to local schools, sporting groups, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations.
All requests from community groups need to be made in writing directly to the operator of the local store.
Contact your local store to apply for sponsorship.
Read more about what our stores are doing in their communities
The organizations we support
New World prides itself in being locally owned and operated. Every store has a true commitment to supporting local communities, from local schools, sports groups, community and church groups and other not-for-profit organisations. Our communities have thrived, and we continue to trade because they know and support our stores. Here are a few of the community groups we support:
Monday, 24 April 2023:
New World’s Family2Family Foodbank Appeal is back with the supermarket giving $20 for each customer donation, up to $250,000
New World’s Family2Family Foodbank Appeal is back for 2023, as part of the supermarket’s ongoing commitments to ensure New Zealanders have access to healthy and affordable food and supporting local communities to thrive.
Friday, 27 August 2021:
New World pledges to provide food support to vulnerable New Zealanders in lockdown
New World continues to build on its promise to be #HereforNZ by supporting organisations working at the front line of food insecurity during Level 4 lockdown.