Social enterprise, Eat My Lunch, has opened in Wellington. The business provides affordable, wholesome lunches, made fresh daily and delivered directly to workplaces and schools. For every purchase of a commercial lunch, Eat My Lunch delivers a lunch to a child who would otherwise go hungry.
Wellingtonians can start ordering their lunches today at www.eatmylunch.nz with the first lunches being delivered on Monday 17th October.
Based in premises kindly supported by L'affare Cafe, Eat My Lunch will also be delivery Give lunches on Monday 17th October to Holy Cross School (Miramar) and Kahurangi, Strathmore Park.
"We have wanted to expand Eat My Lunch since day one and have received so many requests from Kiwis all around New Zealand to set up in their area. Opening in Wellington will enable us to grow the business, give more lunches and have a Lower North Island hub that has the facilities to make both buy and give lunches," said Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King.
Since its inception in June 2015, Eat My Lunch has given over 262,000 lunches to Kiwi kids in low decile schools across Auckland and Hamilton.
Twenty-nine percent of Kiwi kids live in poverty and thousands go to school every day without lunch. King, with the help of award-winning chef Michael Meredith, started Eat My Lunch with the aim to alleviate a nationwide issue by creating social change through something as routine as eating lunch. Buy One, Give One at www.eatmylunch.nz.