PAK'nSAVE Community Partnership

At PAK’nSAVE we’re big on supporting local communities throughout New Zealand and a number of national causes too! To find out more take a look below.

Movember

Hair-ay – Pak’nSave  is mo proud to be supporting the Movember Foundation as their newest major partner helping to raise money to improve men’s health in New Zealand.

The foundation raises funds that deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that allow men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $825 million and funding over 1,000 projects, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

You’ll notice that things are getting a little hairy in store over the month. November Stickman and Pak n Save staff are growing furry face friends aka moustaches in support of Movember.   

You can show you care with facial hair by signing up or encouraging the men around you to grow a mo for 30 days and fundraise for men’s health. Have Fun, doing good!  

You don’t need a mo to get involved.  Find out how you can show your support


The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

PAK’nSAVE is proud to support the Pink Ribbon Appeal from 1 to 10 October.

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) supports women with breast cancer, funds vital research aimed at improving survival and provides awareness and education programmes.

To show your support, purchase a Pink Ribbon for $2 at checkouts from 1 to 10 October. Also look out for the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal collectors on 9 and 10 October or text PINK to 4644 to give $3.

Find out more about The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation


Stroke Foundation

Every yearNew World and PAK’nSAVE stores across the country are partner with the Stroke Foundation to conduct the biggest ever simultaneous health check.

Across the country at selected New World and PAK’nSAVE stores, more than 20,000 Kiwis will have their BP checked, which if identified as high and then treated, could prevent them having a stoke in the future.

According to the Stroke Foundation, every year the programme helps alert thousands of New Zealanders to the possibility that they may have high blood pressure.

Stroke Foundation statistics suggest that if everyone in the country had healthy blood pressure the  number of strokes that happen every year could be drastically reduced from approximately 9,000 people each year, or one every hour.

Steve Anderson Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd says: “High blood pressure is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’. Many people don’t know they have it. As a Kiwi company, we’re proud to support the Stroke Foundation in this extremely important and effective community health initiative.”


Food for Thought

Food for Thought is our nutrition-education initiative that allows local primary school children to further their understanding in nutrition.

Launched in 2007, this educational programme is designed to assist primary school teachers in supporting Year five and six students make healthier food and lifestyle choices. With one in three New Zealand school children either overweight or obese, Food for Thought is an important initiative that PAK'nSAVE and Pams are supporting.

The programme, which is to be taught over one school term, consists of a series of posters, over 126 nutrition and food-related activities and allows for students to visit their local PAK'nSAVE supermarket to get a new perspective on making healthy eating choices. To conclude the programme, students will participate in creating a healthy shared lunch that meets the nutritional requirements of their class. Both the supermarket tour and shared lunch are valuable experiences as they reinforce the knowledge gained in the classroom setting.

If you want to learn more about Food for Thought, please visit the Food For Thought website.