The Rotorua Daily Post Christmas Appeal has received its first big-ticket donation with $250 worth of groceries contributed by a local small business.
The Shine Collective, a small public relations firm on Pukuatua St, picked up the whopping donation today to give to the Salvation Army's foodbank.
Necessities like canned food, crackers, pasta and deodorant were among the haul. As well as a bunch of Christmas treats including wafers, candy canes and even the timeless Christmas mince pie.
Owner Jacky James said all of her employees lived locally and were a part of the community so it was vital they gave back.