Dad’s Pies helps families in need
“We are giving away a total of 88,000 pies NZ wide in the lead up to Christmas,” says Eddie Grooten, Founder and ‘Dad’ behind the successful family business that is Dad’s Pies.
He explains: “We had 73,000 pies going to the Salvation Army nationwide to support around 23,000 families and then asked the community to help us give away an extra 15,000 pies. We have had an incredible response and have allocated the last 15,000 pies to the Auckland City Mission, Community Kai in Rotorua, Kaibosh Wellington, Care Packages Marlborough, Waitara Foodbank, Women’s Refuge, Love Soup, Kiwi Harvest, a couple other local organisations, the Oamaru Foodbank and one other South Island Foodbank.
Grabbing a pie at the gas station is ingrained in the Kiwi consciousness, but for thousands of New Zealanders living below the line – that's not an option.So this year, Dad's Pies are giving away thousands of the savoury treat. Andrew Macfarlane took one for the team and went to have a taste.
Posted by Breakfast on Wednesday, 5 December 2018
“The intention for us was to spread the Christmas cheer and help families in need over this festive season. Our company values and mission is based around helping our people. Our people being our staff, our customers, our consumers and our community and this was our way of trying to impact our community in a positive way.
“We are very lucky and extremely proud be able to be in a position to help families through Christmas. As a proud family business it is an honour to provide a quality product to those in need,” he says.