National | Easter

The Warehouse gives away ‘essential’ Easter Eggs

Chocolate Easter Eggs. Source/Wikipedia

While The Warehouse continues to sell chocolate eggs online, the retail giant has decided to give away some of its stock to the poor and disadvantaged.

“We, of course, had a lot of easter eggs in our Warehouse stores and we were talking to people who were putting emergency food donations together for some families in New Zealand," Warehouse chief executive Pejman Okhovat says.

“Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Easter Bunny is an ‘essential service’ the least we could do is help to bring a smile to people's faces by ensuring everyone gets a chocolate egg for Easter.”

The eggs are being distributed to Whānau Ora, Women’s Refuge, KiwiHarvest, Auckland City Mission, the Salvation Army and others.

Okhovat praised the various groups that were helping The Warehouse get these ‘eggcelent’ treats to the masses.

“They've been amazing, they have been very thankful and it’s great to be able to work with them and help New Zealanders in this period of need.”