Can swap stocks food bank shelves
Paint company Resene and generous New Zealanders are brightening the homes and lives of thousands this month.
The Resene Hunger for Colour fundraiser is back for its third year, helping struggling New Zealanders put food on the table and bring colour to Kiwi homes.
The initiative, which runs through all of February, invites people to head to one of 65 Resene ColorShops around the country and swap cans of food for 60-80ml test pots of Resene paint. The cans are then donated to their local Salvation Army food bank.
Over the last three years, Kiwis swapped more than 110,000 cans of food for paint.
The cans were a major boost for Salvation Army food banks just at the right time, Salvation Army national manager of welfare services, Major Pam Waugh says.
“This time of year is an extra busy time for us as many families are struggling with the combined effects of Christmas, holidays and back to school costs. Our food parcels provide real relief, allowing some of the household budget to be redirected to target debt and one-off essential costs, including back to school expenses.”