‘Live Feed’ fights world hunger
Subway’s recent World Sandwich Day resulted in more than 90,000 meals being donated to needy New Zealanders.
The inaugural ‘‘Live Feed’’ on November 3 led to the distribution of 13.3 million meals in about 60 countries, in an initiative to help fight hunger globally.
In New Zealand, meals were distributed through national hunger relief charity KiwiHarvest, from the proceeds of buying a sub, salad, wrap or a deal on the day.
KiwiHarvest chief executive Deborah Manning said she was delighted with this first effort.
‘‘Hunger relief is such an important issue globally and we want to extend our thanks to everyone that visited their local Subway to raise thousands of meals for New Zealanders who struggle to put food on their plates for themselves and their families.’’
Each month, KiwiHarvest delivers more than 40,000 kilos of surplus fresh food to about 150 New Zealand charities to help provide hunger relief to the needy. Balclutha Subway franchisee Richard Jackson thanked locals and his ‘‘sandwich artists’’ for getting behind the project.