New crèche for little kiwi birds
FreshChoice and SuperValue Supermarkets have taken up the challenge of helping the Willowbank Kiwi Breeding programme set up a new crèche for little kiwis as part of the Operation Nest Egg.
This season Willowbank need additional ‘creche’ pens to nurture 60 little Okarito Rowi kiwis from newly hatched eggs until they reach young adolescence (about 8 to 13 weeks old). When the young adolescence kiwis are 350-400 grams, they will leave home (Willowbank Breeding Programme) and go on their little New Zealand trip to a predator free island in the Marlborough Sounds.
FreshChoice and SuperValue have donated $5,000 to help give a head start to building the new kiwi pens. You can help too by donating at your local FreshChoice/SuperValue supermarket from the 20th March until the 23rd April 2017.
FreshChoice Other Charitable Work
FreshChoice supermarkets are proud to support charities that help New Zealanders. Recent charities include Red Cross, Salvation Army, Mental Health Foundation, Ronald McDonald House and Melanoma New Zealand.
All FreshChoice supermarkets provide a FreshChoice Community Fund grant every month to local organisations and individuals. Pick up a FreshChoice Community Fund application form from your local FreshChoice or here on our website.