Countdown gets local

We have more than 180 stores nationwide, which means we are active in most communities around New Zealand.

Our Countdown stores support their local communities by:

  • Providing people power and getting involved in local community causes and events
  • Fundraising for local charities at Countdown supermarkets
  • Making donations or providing sponsorship for local charities or causes.

If you’re a local charity, school or sports team, and you’re looking for fundraising, you can approach your local Countdown to see if they might be able to help.

KidsCan Early Childcare programme

Countdown has partnered with KidsCan to support 25 early childhood centres in Northland, Auckland and Hawke’s Bay, helping around 950 of our youngest, most vulnerable New Zealanders - our babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  

Under the new programme, children are provided with things like raincoats and shoes as well as ingredients for fresh meals with help from Countdown and our online shopping network. We know food insecurity is a key contributor to whether a child will thrive or not. We are incredibly proud to be able to play a role in supporting food security because no Kiwi child should experience hunger.

You can help too. KidsCan has launched a national fundraising campaign to extend the programme.