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Cadbury Brings Christmas Cheer To Thousands Of Kiwi Families

21 December 2012

Cadbury Brings Christmas Cheer To Thousands Of Kiwi Families

In response to the overwhelming need for food parcels and support over the tough Christmas season, Cadbury has come together with The Salvation Army to ensure Kiwi families get a bit of extra joy this Christmas. Cadbury has donated over $135,000 worth of chocolate to The Salvation Army to distribute to families in need.

Salvation Army spokesperson Shane Chisholm said "We are providing thousands of food parcels to families throughout New Zealand this week so they can have a brighter Christmas. The Salvation Army is very grateful to Cadbury for providing this very special gift to Kiwis in need.”

Cadbury Seasonal and Gifting Manager Mike Stribrny said, as a company with deep Kiwi roots, Cadbury was excited to be able to help make the festive season a bit more enjoyable for people across the country.

“Christmas should be a time of joy, and with so many people needing a little more of that this year, Cadbury wanted to help out. If we can bring a few extra smiles to the faces of kids on Christmas, then our work is done!” he said.

The chocolate will be distributed from Cadbury’s Dunedin and Auckland sites to major Salvation Army centres across the country for use in Christmas food parcels, and at Salvation Army Christmas lunches. Treats will include Marshmallow Santas, Caramello Santas, Jumbo Snowballs, and other Christmas chocolate treats. -

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