Recipes by Di Swann
This year Kiwis can help the Wattie’s Cans Film Festival reach a significant milestone by donating its millionth can.
This year Kiwis can help the Wattie’s Cans Film Festival reach a significant milestone by donating its millionth can. The Festival, now in its 18th year, provides essential support for The Salvation Army, stocking up its food banks and assisting The Sallies to help those in need around New Zealand. On 9 November, New Zealanders can swap a movie ticket for a can at participating cinemas. Wattie’s then matches this donation with a can of their own.
This year has been a difficult one for the whole of New Zealand. One year on from the first of the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, the cost of living has reached new heights. Never has there been a greater need to help The Salvation Army to lend a hand to our fellow New Zealanders.
The Wattie’s Cans Film Festival is a great night out at the movies. For just one can of food per movie ticket, on Wednesday 9 November Kiwis can see family blockbusters, such as Mr Popper’s Penguins, Spy Kids 4 and Green Lantern at cinemas nationwide. Wattie’s will match each can donated with one of its own and all cans go to The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. It’s a cheap, fun night out for the family to enjoy, while also supporting a great cause!
Once again, EVENT Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, and Reading Cinemas are generously offering their theatres for the night, along with independent cinemas, at approximately 40 locations across the country.
More details are coming soon, but for now, save the date – Wednesday, 9 November – for a night of fun and entertainment for all the family, and a chance to lend a hand to those who need it the most – all in the one sitting!