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Wattie’s Cans Film Festival Nets 43,000+ Cans!

21 November 2012

Wattie’s Cans Film Festival Nets 43,000+ Cans!

Movie goers around the country provided a helping hand to fellow New Zealanders when they donated a total of 21,532 cans for The Salvation Army at the annual Wattie’s Cans Film Festival held on the 7th of November.

Around 20,000 people flocked to local movie theatres around the country, where they swapped a can for a movie ticket. Wattie’s then generously matches this donation with cans of its own, making a total of 43,064 cans. All cans go towards helping The Salvation Army stock up its food banks to assist New Zealanders in need over the busy Christmas period.

“We have been overwhelmed with the support the Festival has received,” says Salvation Army Secretary for Social Services Major Pam Waugh. “This Christmas with increasing financial hardship affecting a wider cross-section of the population the need for our services will be greater than ever before,” she says.

“We’d like to thank each and every person who took part in the Wattie’s Cans Film Festival, and who donated food to help our food banks meet the expected demand over Christmas. In the last 12 months (financial year end figures as at 30 June 2012) 30,938 families and individuals received food parcels, so this generous donation of cans will help us ensure that all Kiwis are well looked after during the Christmas period.”

Movie fans were treated to family blockbuster movies generously donated by EVENT Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, Reading Cinemas and independent cinemas, at over 40 locations across the country.

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