An important part of the effort comes from Fairlie Bakehouse owner and founder Franz Lieber.
He arrived in New Zealand in 1979 before opening the bakery twelve years ago, and said the local community had taken such good care of him that he always tries to give back.
“We support the Cancer Society – that was our first fundraiser, really, and it’s grown from there,” Franz says.
The pies are baked, wrapped and prepared for distribution, and the ANZ team makes sure they get to their hungry recipients across the region.
ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson says the bank is proud to have supported the Cancer Society for the past 31 years.
“The Cancer Society is the only organization that funds research into all types of cancers, and provides support to anyone affected by cancer, including families and friends, no matter what age they are or the type of cancer,” she says.
“Cancer impacts the lives of most New Zealanders, and ANZ New Zealand staff are no different – that’s why many of our staff support Daffodil Day so strongly with fundraising across the country.”