THE FOODBANK PROJECT
The Foodbank Project is a not-for-profit, self-sustaining online shop that makes it easy for anyone to donate groceries to Kiwis in need.
In 2015, in a first for New Zealand, The Salvation Army, Lucid, and Countdown teamed up to create a brand new online store where you can make a donation to cover the purchase of much-needed grocery items for a local Salvation Army foodbank. The Salvation Army and their Food Rescue Partner Countdown, the concept grew from a locally-focussed donation platform to an integrated, nationally-operating social enterprise which seamlessly connects donors with Countdown’s online grocery store and Salvation Army foodbanks.
Each week thousands of struggling Kiwis are helped by food parcels giving them a hand up when they need it most. There are all sorts of people living week-to-week who need help when confronted by an unexpected setback.
By redirecting the money clients would normally spend on groceries, to target one-off costs or debt, we can help vulnerable individuals and families get on top of their living costs.
With The Foodbank Project, you know exactly what your donation will be used for and can be confident your selection will reach people in need in a community near you. You’ll receive a donation receipt and you’ll be told when your order is delivered to your local foodbank. Your donations will help change lives for the better.