June 23 2022 – Lisa Evans
June is our birthday month, and we love a good celebration as much as the next person.
This year we’re celebrating with the help of some awesome New Zealand brands, where ALL THE PROCEEDS go to feeding more Kiwi kids through our Give schools. Go to: Galabid.
This is your chance to win some amazing New Zealand products and experiences through our Birthday online auction, thanks to the generosity of these New Zealand businesses:
As well as lunch shout, gift box and a Dinner Party prize featuring our Eat My Lunch chefs!
Please support them and their community spirit, while helping us feed more Kiwi kids in need.
Looking back over the years
It all began in Lisa King’s kitchen in 2015. Back then, a typical day included:
- A 4am start.
- Peeling and grating 25kgs of carrots with her Kenwood food processor.
- Cooking and peeling 600 eggs!
- Rearranging the lounge to accommodate 20 trestle tables and 25 volunteers.
- Driving and delivering lunches to the schools every morning with Michael Meredith and being greeted with smiling faces (making the egg peeling issue all worthwhile).
Seven years on and the location and times have certainly changed. We now operate from two Auckland kitchens and another in Central Wellington.
Lisa King’s initial goal was to feed 50 kids a day. Now in June 2022, we have made and delivered close to 1.8 million lunches through our Buy One Give One model, and over 14,500 kids every school day through the Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunches programme.
Thank you to everyone who has been on this wild ride so far – our customers, volunteers, schools and an exceptional team of passionate people who make it happen every day.