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FreshChoice Barrington manager Hamish Robinson adds his donation for the West Christchurch Women’s Refuge.

This Christmas, FreshChoice and SuperValue supermarkets are encouraging customers to give back to their local community. Give Local allows customers to donate non-perishable food items and health products to those in need. 

Specially-marked food collection trolleys are in place now at every FreshChoice and SuperValue store throughout New Zealand until New Year’s Day. All items collected are destined to support local charities, such as the Salvation Army, community food banks and community-led food collections from organisations like the Lions Club. 

Christchurch-based FreshChoice and SuperValue brands manager Liz de Lange said: “We encourage customers to look at what they are able to afford and pop a few extra items in their trolley to give to the local charity.”

 The supermarkets are also collecting for the Red Cross’s earthquake appeal at all checkouts. Collections have been started by a $5000 donation from the supermarket group.

As reported by Andrew King in Southern View.