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‘PAK Your Pantry’ initiative to support communities affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

PAK’nSAVE has announced plans to help communities affected by Cyclone Gabrielle through a new initiative called ‘PAK Your Pantry’. The initiative aims to work with community partners in the worst affected areas to support families who’ve been displaced, or whose homes have been inundated, helping them get back on their feet.

The support is focused on getting the essentials back in the pantries of families who’ve been severely impacted and rebuilding communities through local organisations. 

Andrew Graney, owner operator of PAK’nSAVE Tamatea in Napier said: “Many Kiwi families have lost everything in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle. Packing their pantries full of essentials when they get back home or move into new accommodation is something we can do to help. We know people are doing it tough and we want to make it as simple and easy as possible for those affected to get back on their feet.”

PAK’nSAVE’s community partners will distribute gift cards to families who have been severely impacted.  The dollar value recipients will receive is based on the size of the family, with a small whānau of two adults and two children receiving $600 and a larger whānau of four adults and six children receiving $800.

PAK’nSAVE’s community partner in the Coromandel is the Hauraki Refuge. 

‘PAK Your Pantry’ is the latest initiative from Foodstuffs North Island to support communities affected by the extreme weather and will be funded by PAK’nSAVE’s recent $575,000 donation towards cyclone recovery. 

Foodstuffs has also enabled customers to donate directly to the Red Cross New Zealand Disaster Fund through instore posters and QR codes across its 550 stores throughout the North Island and the South Island.