With 143 locally-owned stores across New Zealand, we're your neighbours. It's been an honour to help Kiwis up the road and 'round the corner, to get through. New World is working with local charities as part of Foodstuffs brands who have collectively pledged support of more than $1 million to help those effected due to COVID-19. Our contribution enables our charity partners to support in-need New Zealanders and kickstart initiatives with the purpose of getting food to those most in need in our communities and neighbourhoods.
We had the privileged ability to trade during lockdown, and we are grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to support those most in need as NZ looks to recover from the impact of COVID-19. We will commit to doing all we can to support NZ and we are conscious of the role we need to play in the economic recovery of New Zealand.
We're here to support all New Zealanders to have access to healthy and affordable food. This need is even more critical right now as the economic impact of COVID-19 starts to affect so many Kiwis. To further support our communities, Foodstuffs’ brands will be donating more than $1 million to help New Zealanders who are facing tough times, through a number of our charitable and social partners. This will enable key community partners to support Kiwis in-need even further and enables them to kickstart innovative initiatives aimed at getting groceries to our most physically and financially vulnerable during this time.
Supporting our neighbours
Age Concern who look after our elderly neighbours by providing shopping services and food parcels for the older people they support.
Christchurch City Mission
Christchurch City Mission have been able to feed more families and individuals in their community.
KiwiHarvest is picking up surplus food from the supply chain and diverting it to community organisations including food banks, local family support services, churches and maraes.
Ronald McDonald Houses
The Ronald McDonald Houses, who have been taking extra care to look after and feed families with children in hospital.
How our stores are supporting local communities
We’re all doing our bit to help our communities all we can during this time. Read all about what New World stores are doing to improve the safety and shopping experience for our customers, and give a helping hand to those in their community who really need it.
Chatham Islands Food Delivery
With the Chatham Islands in lockdown like the rest of New Zealand, the team at New World Onekawa led a Foodstuffs response to put together five containers worth of food to make sure that the community of 600 on the Islands still had access to essential food and grocery supplies. You can watch and read more about it here.
New World Kapiti launches “Lockdown Grocery Pack” for the elderly.
The pack costs $50 and contains a range of the basics such as eggs, sausages, ham, milk, canned goods, tea, fruit and vege, and biscuits. Orders can be made by calling the store on 04 298 0011, extension 710. Read more.
New World Porirua goes “Old School” with delivery solution for the elderly.
Elderly customers in the community now have the option to send their shopping list through to the team at New World Porirua via email and the team will deliver shopping to you! Find out how to order.
New World Pukekohe lift locals and spirits with gift card giveaway and live music.
The New World Pukekohe team are all about lifting the community up, so for the next 30 days they are giving away $200 worth of vouchers to the public for a selection of local businesses. Check out their Facebook page daily to be in with a chance to win and support your local businesses. Visit their Facebook page.
The store is also treating customers to some great live music while they wait in line. “Why not give the toe a good work out and enjoy some toe tapping goodness when you come for your weekly shop” Read more.
New World Greenmeadows supports Te Taiwhenua o te whanganui
The community organisation Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui a Orotu are delivering over 400 care packages throughout Napier over lockdown with the support of the store. Read more.
New World Orewa offers ‘Essentials Bag’ for elderly and vulnerable.
Orders are now being taken for $60 ‘Essentials Bags’ for elderly and vulnerable which includes delivery to selected areas in the Hibiscus Coast. Find out how to order.
If you need any support at any time, here are some organisations that can help.
Call Oranga Tamariki on 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459) or email [email protected]
If you know a child in imminent danger, call NZ Police on 111.