Wattie’s Tomato Sauce sales support cyclone victims

Wattie’s Tomato Sauce sales support cyclone victims

When Kiwis shake, pour or squeeze their Wattie’s Tomato Sauce over their sausages this summer they can show their support for victims of the Hawke’s Bay Cyclone.

Wattie’s will be donating 20c for each of the 136,800 marked packs of its famous Tomato Sauce to the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust. The total amount donated will be $27,360.

Neesh Pillay, Production Manager of the Wattie’s Factory in King Street, Hastings, said everyone at Wattie’s remained committed to supporting those in need post-cyclone.

The Wattie’s Team

“Wattie’s has been part of the Hawke’s Bay community for almost 90 years. It’s our home and like everyone else we’re devastated by what has happened.”

“The clean-up and recovery since has been incredible but there is still so much more to do and friends and whānau in need of some help”.  More than 130,000 bottles marked with a circular gold graphic and the words “20c for each marked pack goes to Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust” will find their way onto supermarket shelves over the next few weeks and remain for sale while stocks last.

“We want people everywhere to know we’re still recovering and thankfully doing much better, but whether squeezing on your fish and chips or having with a BBQ, buying a bottle of Wattie’s Tomato Sauce can help show your support,” added Pillay.

To date, Wattie’s has donated more than $600,000 in funds, food, personal items and pet food to local organisations and community groups. It also hosted a series of free family fun days to bring people around the Hawke’s Bay area together back in March of this year.

The Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust is a coordinated effort by district and local councils in the region to provide financial support to residents and ratepayers of the Hawke’s Bay region who have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. This one-off hardship grant provides for damage or hardship incurred as a result of the cyclone.

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