Following the Christchurch Earthquake on February 22, FreshChoice, SuperValue and Countdown customers, employees and owners have raised $536,648 for the Salvation Army Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

The fund was used to give people in need emergency food and other essential supplies as well as providing a larger temporary food and emergency storage facility.

Further donations from the fund will be used to build a permanent facility for emergency supply in times of crisis to the people of Christchurch.