OCTACAN 2020 - Fill the Gap

Where: Lower Octagon

When: Thursday 30 July 2020 - 7am to 2.30pm

Help us fill the gap this winter.

During winter many people experience a gap between what they can afford and what they need, often making a choice between housing and electricity or food bills.

Due to Covid-19 our foodbank has experienced demand like never before. With financial stress due to job losses and pay cuts, we are seeing many families who suddenly find there’s a gap where the food money should be.

OCTACAN is here to fill that gap, and with your support we CAN help! Please join us for the annual can collection for Dunedin's busiest foodbank.

You can help fill the gap by collecting and donating as many cans as you can carry! Get your colleagues, friends and family involved and start collecting now. Then bring your donations to the Lower Octagon during OCTACAN on Thursday 30 July.

When times are hard, Dunedin shows its spirit of generosity. Your participation will help us raise $6,000 and collect 14,000 cans.

You can help by

  • Start collecting:
    Cans, cash and spare change. Encourage everyone to take part, set a goal, make it fun with some ‘in house’ activities or competitions. Share the fun with us on Facebook - OCTACAN 2020
  • Get the word out:
    Mention OCTACAN in newsletters, social media or intranet. Tell your staff, customers, class mates and encourage everyone to participate. Download a posters and resources
  • Join the fun:
    Bring your cans to the Lower Octagon between 7:00am – 2:30pm, Thursday 30 July. 

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