‘Live Feed’ fights world hunger

Clutha Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - MARY-JO TO­HILL

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.

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