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New Zealanders get crafty to help the Salvation Army

10 Mar 2021

The Hastings branch of the Resene ColorShop topped the country in this year’s Hunger for Colour appeal. In the Salvation Army charity drive, which allowed New Zealanders to swap a can of food for a testpot of Resene paint, Hastings residents were the best in the country, donating 1972 cans to their local Resene ColorShop.  Nationwide New Zealanders donated over 40,000 cans. The Hunger for Colour promotion has been running for seven years and the total cans donated during this time is a whopping 275,000.

 The Salvation Army Territorial Director of Community Ministries, Jono Bell says the donated cans bolster The Salvation Army’s food banks just when they need it the most.

New Zealanders donated thousands of cans to the Salvation Army as part of the Hunger for Colour campaign. The Matamata community got behind the cause with this amazing display in the Matamata Resene ColorShop.

 “Our Foodbanks are often depleted at the start of the year, when many people rely on them to put food on the table after meeting the extra expenses a new school year brings,” says Jono.

 “We are blessed that Resene ColorShops, like The Salvation Army, are based all around the country and people are generous in donating to their local foodbanks through this appeal.”

Kiwis around the country took advantage of the Hunger for Colour campaign to stock up on Resene testpots while also helping a good cause.

Joanne donated three cans of baked beans and used Resene testpots including Resene Bunting to upcycle a coffee table and matching crate table.

“This wee coffee table cost me $20 secondhand and three tins of baked beans,” said habitat reader Joanne, who bought testpots including Resene Bunting to upcycle a coffee table and matching crate side table for her outdoor area.