We've now given 1,791,982 lunches to Kiwi kids.

our Story

Our model of Buy One, Give One makes it so easy for anyone to contribute through the purchase of something as simple as a lunch.

We are the catering 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.

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

Lisa and Michael’s mission in 2015 was to ensure that no child at school goes hungry, starting with kids right here in our own backyard and this continues to be our mission today.

62% of schools saw improved attendance, 69% saw improved behaviour and 89% saw an improvement in student health & wellbeing.

June this year marks our 6th birthday (!) and we are proud to have Given away over 1.6 million lunches to Kiwi kids in need. But we have a waiting list of many schools in Auckland and Wellington so there is still much for us to do.  

make a difference. For every meal you buy, we give a lunch to a kiwi kid in need.

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what our schools say

“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

a note from the gm

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