2020 Foodbank Appeal

One of the wonderful things about Christchurch is how it can act like it is one big family. And families look after family members. We are going to need that shared support this winter. That’s why we are so grateful to New World for launching its Family2Family Foodbank Appeal this week.

New World shoppers can fill brown paper bags for with food items we badly need at the City Mission to look after families who will be struggling.

Donate a filled bag at your local New World and they will deliver them to our Foodbank. Thank you for supporting this and directly supporting other Christchurch families through this kind donation.

The Foodbank Appeal begins on Monday 22nd June and it is possible to donate instore for 3 weeks (until Sunday 12th July). Our foodbank is grateful for any support and will of course accept any donations outside of the 2020 Foodbank Appeal. 


What are foodbank-friendly products?

Our foodbank desperately need non-perishable products that are typical household essentials. These household essentials may be anything from canned goods and spreads, tea and coffee, rice and pasta to non-food products like soap, toothpaste, shampoo and sanitary products.

Keep a look out for foodbank-friendly products highlighted in your local New World.

Here’s a full list of foodbank-friendly products:

  • Baked Beans or Spaghetti
  • Pasta
  • Tea bags
  • Canned Fruit or Vegetables
  • Box of Cereal
  • Spreads
  • Canned Soup
  • Instant Noodles
  • Soap
  • Canned Pasta Sauce or Tomatoes
  • Rice
  • Toilet Paper
  • Canned Beans or Legumes
  • Flour
  • Sanitary products
  • Biscuits or Crackers
  • Sugar