To all our amazing volunteers,
In light of the ever-developing situation with COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to suspend our volunteering program in the short term.
Your health and safety is of paramount priority to us and given current guidelines, we want to ensure we are playing our part in minimising social contact. We greatly appreciate your offer to come and help make and deliver lunches for kids in need – it’s normally something we couldn’t do without your support.
In the current environment, we have put in place alternative options to ensure that we keep getting lunches to the ~2,000 kids in Auckland and Wellington. We hope that when we are able to resume volunteering again, you will come and be a part of it.
For now, we ask that you keep safe and we will keep doing whatever we can to make sure food is getting to people. If you need groceries (or know of anyone who could use a little help), we are now delivering fresh fruit, vegetables and bread to homes https://www.eatmylunch.nz/essential_boxes/.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon!
From The Eat My Lunch Team
While we have a wonderful team of 45 (and growing) employees to make the lunches for our Buying customers, we also have a team of volunteers who come in at 6:30am every school morning to help make the Give lunches for the kids. Since we started, we have had over 12,000 people from all parts of the community come together to make fresh, healthy lunches that get delivered to over 1850 that very same day.
We love that we have a waiting list for volunteering – it means that so many Kiwis are willing to take action to help achieve a common purpose.
If you can butter bread, you can be a part of it too!
awesome team bonding