We've now given 1,820,208 lunches to Kiwi kids.

feed a kid to learn


We believe all kids deserve a fair start in life.

But with one-in-four Kiwi kids living in poverty, this often isn't the case.

Since 2016, Eat My Lunch has made over 1.7 million lunches for Kiwi kids that would otherwise go hungry at school.  Pretty cool hey?

Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go!

So, how can you help? You can Give a lunch each week, fortnight or month to help feed the long list of schools on our waitlist. These schools don't qualify for government funding so their hungry students can't thrive at school.

With a Give subscription you can provide 52 lunches a year and make a real change to kids in your community.


Anyone from anywhere can give a lunch


There are currently 12 schools on our waitlist. That's a lot of hungry kids waiting for lunch.

Historically, we have made Give lunches to low decile schools, however, the decile number or the school's equity does not always reflect the students and families financial situation.

Now the need is across schools, decile 1 to 10.  

who are our waitlist schools?

Glenfield College
Northcote College
Carmel College
St Dominic's Catholic College (Henderson)
Central Auckland Specialist School
New Lynn School

Northcote Intermediate
Oaklynn Special School
Onehunga Primary School
St Joseph's School (Pukekohe)
Wairau Valley Special School
Evans Bay Intermediate

who are our current give schools?

St Pauls Primary

Rutherford College

Arahoe School

New Windsor School

Fairburn Primary School

Mt Roskill Intermediate

Waikowhai Intermediate

Marcellin College

Chaucer School

Dominion Road School

De La Selle College

Flanshaw Road School

Te Atatu Intermediate

Royal Oak Primary School

Rutherford Primary

Westlake Boys High School

Holy Trinity School

Avondale Primary

Kahurangi School

Holy Cross School

Wilford School

Rangeview Intermediate

Matipo School


Karori West Normal School

Te Aro Primary School

Owairaka District School

Westlake Girls High School

St Catherines College

Manukau Institute of Technology

Remuera Intermediate School

Mt Cook School

Swanson School

Ellerslie School

Sacred Heart College

Aotea College

Clyde Quay School

Hutt Valley High School

Rongotai College

St Bernard's College

Tawa Intermediate School

Wellington Girls College

Wilford School

Onehunga Primary

Waitakere College

New Lynn School

Oaklynn Special School



34% of households are in financial difficulty
42% struggle to pay for food and expenses
41% save for 4 weeks to make ends meet

Source: Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission government agency report

Thankyou letters from kiwi kids



What's included in a give lunch?


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.

The Eat My Lunch founders, Lisa & Michael have a strong philosophy that only food they would give their own children would go in these lunches.