World Sand­wich Day fights world hunger

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

World Sand­wich Day is be­ing cel­e­brated in Te Puke with a fundrais­ing event to help fight hunger.

Sub­way has teamed up with lead­ing food re­lief char­ity Ki­wiHar­vest and ev­ery guest who vis­its the Te Puke store and pur­chases a sub, salad or wrap gets an­other one free, and Sub­way will do­nate the cost of a meal through Ki­wiHar­vest to those seek­ing hunger re­lief.

In 2017 on World Sand­wich Day, 13 mil­lion meals were do­nated glob­ally, and 90,000 meals were do­nated in New Zealand alone, with Ki­wiHar­vest help­ing com­mu­ni­ties who ex­pe­ri­ence food sup­ply inse­cu­rity.

Each do­na­tion on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2, mark­ing World Sand­wich Day, would be cap­tured on the Sub­way Live Feed dig­i­tal tracker, and all are in­vited to fol­low the progress via www.Sub­wayLiveFeed.co.nz.

“We cer­tainly ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port we re­ceive from the lo­cal com­mu­nity in shin­ing the spot­light on such an im­por­tant cause.

“We hope to see our guests join us for a de­li­cious sub on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2 in cel­e­bra­tion of World Sand­wich Day in sup­port of fight­ing hunger across the coun­try,” said Ge­off Cock­er­ill, Sub­way Aus­tralia and New Zealand coun­try di­rec­tor.

To­gether with Ki­wiHar­vest, Sub­way NZ aims to do­nate more than 100,000 meals this year, mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to school chil­dren and peo­ple in need. About Ki­wiHar­vest

■ Ev­ery month it de­liv­ers more than 60,000kg of food to 220 char­i­ties na­tion­ally.

■ 103,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by New Zealand in­dus­try ev­ery year and 60 per cent of food go­ing to land­fill is ed­i­ble.

Sub­way is get­ting be­hind World Sand­wich Day.

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