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"Feeding Hope, One Action at a Time"

We’re on a mission to feed hope to young Kiwis, one action at a time. Why? Because we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to learn, thrive and become amazing.

Did you know that 1 in 5 Kiwi kids* don’t have access to enough food or healthy food? It’s hard for kids to learn, grow and feel good about themselves when they are going hungry. That’s why we’ve made over 235,000 hot, healthy lunches for children in low-decile Auckland Schools since 2012.

We’re now ‘feeding the need’ in a new way. Our school lunch programme will be replaced by a new Pātaka programme that supports schools to establish food pantries. This year we are piloting Pātaka in 4 schools to provide emergency food to children and their families in times of need.

Our school lunch mission will continue as we throw more energy into advocating for a state-funded school lunch system to be established in New Zealand.

*2018 Technical Report from the Child Poverty Monitor www.childpoverty.co.nz

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About Us

We’re a team on a mission to fuel healthy minds and hearts by filling tummies.

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What We Do

We help schools to get Pātaka up and running as a shared resource for the community in times of need.

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We’ve got big ambitions to get Pātaka into schools across New Zealand. Find out how you can help us get there.

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