Feed­ing the hun­gry on World Sand­wich Day

Hamilton News - - COMMUNITY -

Sub­way is again part­ner­ing with Ki­wi­har­vest to help fight food poverty.

The Hamil­ton com­mu­nity is in­vited to join in the cel­e­bra­tions on Fri­day Novem­ber 2, with ev­ery cus­tomer who vis­its Sub­way Hamil­ton East and pur­chases a sub, salad or wrap on the day, get­ting an­other one free. On the day, Sub­way will do­nate the cost of a meal to Ki­wi­har­vest to those seek­ing hunger re­lief.

Each month across New Zealand, in­clud­ing Hamil­ton, Ki­wi­har­vest col­lects more than 65,000kg of sur­plus food from super­mar­kets, whole­salers, grow­ers, man­u­fac­tur­ers, pro­duc­ers, mar­kets, cafes, restau­rants and ho­tels and dis­trib­utes it to over 220 New Zealand char­i­ties in­clud­ing Women’s Refuge and lo­cal com­mu­nity food­banks.

“The Sub­way Live Feed ini­tia­tive is one that ev­ery Kiwi can get be­hind. It’s a way we can all make a di­rect im­pact to chil­dren, re­gional com­mu­ni­ties and oth­ers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hard­ships which lead to food poverty,” said Sub­way busi­ness devel­op­ment man­ager Mark Hawes.

“We are pow­ered by the pos­i­tiv­ity of peo­ple who want to make a dif­fer­ence,” CEO of Ki­wi­har­vest, Deb­o­rah Man­ning said. Last year Ki­wis raised the equiv­a­lent of 90,000 meals for those in need. This year, they are aim­ing for 100,000.

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