Countdown is proud to support the Foodbank Project by supplying food items on a not-for-profit basis.

Pat McEntee
Acting Managing Director

Countdown is proud to partner with The Salvation Army to deliver New Zealand’s first online foodbank on a not-for-profit basis. After a successful trial of the Project in Auckland, we are now pleased the Project will roll it out to four more major centres. The Foodbank Project is now available in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Countdown’s involvement in the Foodbank Project is part of the Countdown Food Rescue programme, which is now in its sixth year. In the last year, we donated $3.5 million of food to food charities to help Kiwi families in need.

The Salvation Army has been a key partner in the Food Rescue programme. More than 150 of our stores around New Zealand work with the Salvation Army. Last year, approximately $1.5 million dollars worth of food was donated to the Sallies by Countdown stores around the country.

Every time you make an online donation, our online delivery team will make sure it gets safely to the team at The Salvation Army’s foodbanks in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin, free of charge. Countdown is also providing The Salvation Army with a discount on the donated orders to help administer The Foodbank Project.

The Foodbank Project will use Countdown’s unique online delivery service to fulfil the donated orders. Countdown’s online delivery service reaches 99% of the country.