Salt New Zealand have been fans of Eat My Lunch since they started their mission to ensure that no child goes hungry. A social enterprise, committed to making a real difference in our community, they have a simple plan – for every lunch you buy, they give a lunch to a Kiwi kid who would otherwise go without. Buy One. Give One.
When our new global CSR program was launched it was time to up our commitment and join the volunteer team. In the past two years over half a million lunches have been delivered to Kiwi kids attending 48 schools in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington and today Susan and Kate increased that number by delivering lunches to grateful schools in central Auckland.
Feedback from teachers suggests that with a healthy lunch children’s behaviour and concentration in class dramatically improves and the kids do better in so many ways from helping them focus on learning to simply just putting a smile on their faces.
1 in 4 Kiwi kids live in poverty and thousands go to school every day without lunch so this is just the start for us. In the future other members of the Salt NZ team will be healing to make the lunches. We’re excited to play a small part in creating brighter futures for kiwi kids.
To find out more or volunteer yourself check out www.eatmylunch.nz