Let's fill the Foodbank!

Posted on May 29, 2018 in (Tags: Promotion, Octacan, Competition) Octacan2018 horiz.JPG



OCTACAN 10th Anniversary
Thursday, 21 June.  The Lower Octagon any time between 7:30am – 2:30pm


CAN YOU HELP? Support the 10th annual Octacan appeal by collecting and donating as many cans and coins as you can carry!  Marks & Worth is collecting cans and coins for Octacan and these can be delivered to our offices any time before 21 June 2018.

Presbyterian Support Otago’s Family Works foodbank is the busiest in Dunedin. During winter demand is even higher. The foodbank currently provides families with about 10,000 food items each month, supporting over 2,000 children in the past year. 

When times are hard, Dunedin shows its spirit of generosity. Over 99,000 cans have been contributed at OCTACAN over the past 9 years. Your participation will help to reach the 2018 target of 18,000 cans and $5,000. Donations can be made on Givealittle at givealittle.co.nz/cause/octacan.

You can help by:

  • Start collecting and bring your cans to Marks & Worth.
  • Get the word out, tell your friends and family, share this post on social media and encourage everyone to participate.
  • Join the fun, bring your cans/coins to OCTACAN in the Octagon between 7:30am – 2:30pm, Thursday 21 June.  Snap a group photo and join ‘Octacan 2018’ on Facebook.
  • Donate on Givealittle, $1 = 1 ca, from 1 June at https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/octacan


Every can that is delivered to Marks & Worth before 21 June 2018 will put you in the draw for a Sabayon Cafe and Dessert Bar gift voucher.  Bring in your cans to Level 2 Security Buildings at 115 Lower Stuart Street to go into the draw.


Ideas and most wanted canned foods:


  • ‘Coins for cans’ $1 = 1 can. Coins can also be donated in place of cans.  
  • Tear top cans (great for people living rough or without housing)
  • Canned meals
  • Spaghetti
  • Baked beans
  • Meats & Fish
  • Soups
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tomatoes 
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Other tinned foods (i.e., baby food, pet food, creamed rice, coconut milk)
  • Non-food items i.e., toilet rolls, nappies, toothpaste, soap. Non-canned foods can be donated directly to the foodbank at 407 Moray Place.


Cans not to collect 


  • Rusty cans
  • Unlabelled cans
  • Open or used items
  • Perishable items