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Our Give Story 2017-11-06T20:50:09+00:00

our goal

To ensure that no child at school goes hungry, starting with kids right here in our own backyard.

our journey so far…

582,000
lunches

Given to Kiwi kids in just two years.

550,000
lunches

Given to Kiwi kids in just two years.

1,800+
give lunches

made and delivered daily

1,800+
give lunches

made and delivered daily

We Give lunches to

53 schools

in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.

For a list of our Give schools click here

the lunch choice that makes a big difference

Every lunch you Buy means we can Give a lunch to a Kiwi kid who would otherwise go without. It’s a little gesture that’s had a great impact for so many Kiwi kids. With a good lunch in their tummies, the kids do better in so many ways from helping them focus on learning to simply just putting a smile on their faces.

the feedback we’ve had from our give schools really cheer us on

“Hi there, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all you are doing for the kids of New Zealand. I am a teacher at a primary school in Otara, this week we have given out 6 of your lunches to students in my class. They are pretty honest about why they don’t have lunch “We don’t have much food in the cupboards at the moment”, “My dad says if I have breakfast I’ll be ok until I get home”, “My dad doesn’t get paid until Wednesday”. I even have children who are kept home from school because their parents have no lunch to send with them. It breaks my heart. So thank you, Thank you for filling my kids tummies, for helping them stay focused in their learning and for making them smile. I think your team at Eat My Lunch are amazing.”

– Primary School, Otara

“We have children, who for some reason or another, have no lunch every day. Eat My Lunch has made a difference to them in their learning, behaviour and just the feeling of being the same as the other children. The lunches are nourishing and the kids are very excited about receiving their lunches.”

– Waikowhai Primary School, Mt Roskill

what sort of lunch do the kids get?

The kids receive a lunch that looks and tastes like it’s home made. It includes three items, usually a wholegrain sandwich with a protein and salad filling, a healthy snack (eg.veggie sticks, yogurt or fruit) and a treat (biscuit, popcorn or pretzel) all inside a brown paper bag. All lunches, yours and theirs, are freshly made and delivered the same day.

every lunch counts!

nominate a school
for give lunches

Nominating a school to receive our Give lunches is as easy as clicking the register below.  If there is a genuine need, schools will then go on to a waiting list. When enough Give Lunches have been generated through the Buy Lunches the school is added to the Give Lunch deliveries.

Register a School

We started out wanting to alleviate a nationwide issue by creating change through something as routine as a lunch. Now from our heart-warming response it’s official – Kiwis really do love to help out!

Both of us appreciate that everyone involved with Eat My Lunch is giving. From the people who buy a lunch to the many volunteers who give up their time to help make, pack and deliver the kid’s lunches. The generosity of everyday Kiwis in getting behind Eat My Lunch has been overwhelming and really drives us to do more.

We’re happy that it’s easy to love your lunch more as well – knowing a hungry Kiwi kid is having a lunch too because of you. Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

Buy One. Give One.