If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s that us Kiwis are pretty good at pulling together when things get tough.

For our smallest and most vulnerable New Zealanders, Covid-19 has made things even harder. KidsCan has seen a 40% increase in demand for support since April, and teachers are reporting more students are coming to school and daycare without food or warm clothes as family budgets tighten.

That’s why Countdown is helping with our Food for Good Appeal for KidsCan: 14 September - 1 November 2020.

KidsCan are now helping feed 40,000 Kiwi kids a day throughout New Zealand, 10,000 more than last year. There are more than 100 schools and early childcare centres on the waiting list needing support.

You can help!

Please donate what you can


= a week's worth of lunch for a Kiwi kid


= 10 servings of hot meals


= over a months worth of school lunches


= 40 servings of hot meals

Buy a raffle ticket in-store at the checkout

Buy a $5 raffle ticket and you’ll be in the draw to win:

  • 1st prize: VW Tiguan Allspace Comfortline (including Tow Bar and on road costs) worth $63,040
  • 2nd prize: 2019 Spark 2up Jet-Ski (including trailer) worth $13,099
  • 3rd prize: Home Appliance Package worth $10,379
  • 4th prize: Home Entertainment Package worth $7,028
  • 5th prize: $3000 Countdown Gift Cards

*Raffle drawn 10.00am on Friday 13 November 2020. Terms and conditions apply

See raffle ticket winners here.

Donate what you can at the checkout

Look out for coin donation boxes or add a donation to your bill - just ask our team how.