We've now given 1,724,111 lunches to Kiwi kids.

faq's

Every time you Buy any of our meal offerings (breakfasts, lunches, morning/afternoon teas, grazing platters or picnic boxes), we Give a lunch to a child in need. We call it Buy One Give One.

The ‘Give’ lunches include three items: a freshly made, wholemeal sandwich with chicken/ham/tuna & salad, piece of fruit or vegetable, and a baked treat or snack. 

Our founders, Lisa King & Michael Meredith, have a strong philosophy that only food they would give their own children, will go in these lunches. 

We currently Give lunches to approximately 87 schools in Auckland and Wellington. We also have many schools on our waiting list. The more lunches we sell, the more schools we can help in 2022!

Schools contact us if they are interested in receiving Give lunches.   Each school identifies and distributes lunches to the children who need them.

Although most of our schools are decile 1 & 2, we recognise that higher rated schools also require lunches for some of their students. We now find we are supplying to schools 'across the decile board' and have a long waitlist of schools wanting to be part of our Give community.

Since 2015, Eat My Lunch has given over 1,700,000 lunches to hungry kids in need. We're very proud of this achievement, but know we can do more. So the more you Buy the more we can Give.

We’re a ‘Social Enterprise’.  This is a business which is created to further a social purpose in a financially stable way.

You can read more about how Eat My Lunch operates and social enterprises in New Zealand on our blog.

Social Enterprises are beginning to gain traction around the world. For example, the UK has over 70,000 social enterprises, contributing 24 billion pounds to the economy and employing a million people. 

DELIVERY

We deliver every weekday, including the school holidays. However, we don’t deliver on public holidays. On the days we don’t deliver, you will not be charged for your order.  

Each weekday, we deliver lunches to homes, businesses and schools across Auckland and Wellington. Please refer to our delivery times below, so you can schedule your breaks accordingly.

As we have so many deliveries to make each day, please understand we do not work to specific delivery times, but rather a deadline so that
you know when to expect them.

If you have a special delivery request, please provide this in the “Notes” section of your order, or contact
the customer service team on 09 886 4644. We’ll endeavour to meet your request, and contact you if we have any questions.

BREAKFASTS - Before 7.30am

MORNING TEAS - Before 9.30am

LUNCHES and GRAZING PLATTERS - Before 12.30pm

AFTERNOON TEAS - Before 2.30pm

Eat My Lunch delivers to homes and businesses across Auckland and Wellington.

Our full range includes lunches, snack boxes, platters and our amazing salads.

If you don't live in these regions, you can still help us feed Kiwi kids by purchasing a Give Lunch or an ongoing subscription. Every lunch counts!

ORDERING AND PAYMENT

That's easy. Enter your postcode, select your item/s and proceed to checkout.

All payments are made by Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Eat My Lunch uses a secure payment processing method and does not collect or store credit card information.

For catering orders, payment will be taken immediately.  For subscription orders, payment will be taken 48 hours before your first delivery.  For everyday orders, the same process will apply.

Simply choose the weekdays you want. You only have to do this once - set and forget!

You choose the days, we choose the fresh ingredients – easy. Please note we do not accept ‘on the day’ orders.

You can change, pause or cancel your order 48 operating hours beforehand. Example: 11.30am Monday for a Tuesday delivery, 11.30am Friday for a Monday delivery.

To change, pause or cancel large orders (eg: 100 lunches), please contact us urgently on 09 886 4644. Our food is made fresh daily, so it is important to meet kitchen and health protocols.

Please call or email us to let us know as soon as possible, however as we would have already ordered ingredients and made your lunch, you will still be charged for the meal.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Thank you for asking - as this is a very special part of Eat My Lunch. The morning vibes are incredible with the music, great smells, great coffee and a 'feel good' atmosphere. Plus, our Give Coordinators are there to ensure you have a wonderful experience.

As a Social Enterprise, the volunteers who help are so appreciated. In the last 5 years, we’ve had over 14,000 people help us make over 1,700,000 Give lunches for Kiwi kids in need!

If you would like to volunteer, please click here.

Volunteers range from office workers, sports teams, to CEO’s looking to be part of something special. We couldn’t operate without the help and support of generous New Zealanders.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Wherever possible, Eat My Lunch uses recyclable packaging.

It is really important to us that you enjoy Eat My Lunch! If you have any feedback, complaints, or suggestions please contact us via the contact page on the website or email us buyone@eatmylunch.nz

We cater for a large range of dietary types.

Vegetarian:

Excludes all animal meat: beef,
pork, lamb, fish, chicken, seafood and gelatine. 

Vegan:

Excludes all animal meat: beef,
pork, lamb, fish, chicken, seafood.  Excludes all animal products, rennet, gelatine, honey, bee pollen, milk, eggs, butter and other dairy products.

Halal:

Excludes pork, pork products and
non-halal meat. Includes halal certified meat e.g. beef, chicken, lamb. All cheeses used by Eat My Lunch are halal certified.

Dairy Friendly:

Are made with no-dairy-containing ingredients, but may contain detectable dairy.

Gluten Friendly:

Are made with no-gluten-containing ingredients, but may contain detectable gluten.

Pregnant Friendly:

Products used are deemed safe for those who are pregnant outlined by The Ministry of Primary Industries Food
Safety in Pregnancy (mpi.govt.nz)