Paralympic medallist Liam Malone has partnered with Eat My Lunch to help feed hungry children. The Buy One Give One social business is on a mission to ensure no kid goes to school hungry. To date Eat My Lunch has delivered over 800,000 lunches, giving 400,000 lunches to hungry kids in 46 low decile schools in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington, but with 28 per cent of Kiwi children living in poverty there are still plenty more kids to feed.
“I remember back to when I was in primary school and it was those children that came from tough socio-economic conditions, who rarely had any food at school that struggled the most with focusing and engaging in their learning,” he said.
Malone helped out at Eat My Lunch HQ this week making over 1500 GIVE lunches before heading out to the schools and having lunch with some of the kids. “Eat My Lunch embodies what it means to be a kiwi by helping our neighbours in need. Visiting the schools and giving the kids their lunches was both rewarding and heart-breaking,” he said. “A couple of kids gave me a hug before I left, acknowledging we made a small but important impact in their lives.”