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About us

It hurts us greatly to see the future of New Zealand is struggling to get the basic necessities of life. What may seem an assumed basic right to many of us, is a fight for so many. 305,000 kiwi kids live in poverty (thats a huge 29% of NZ children), 148,000 kiwi kids go without food, warmth and clothing, 60% of these children live in poverty for many many years, 9% live in extreme poverty. Something needs to be done. We endeavour to do our bit to alleviate the effects this has on the life of our children. Something as simple as providing a lunch to a hungry child can change their life for the better.

Fill Their Lunchbox began part time in February 2015 and since starting, have provided over 21,000 lunches to hungry children at twelve local schools;

  • Te Waka Unua,
  • Riccarton Primary,
  • Linwood Avenue School,
  • Bamford Primary,
  • Opawa Primary School,
  • Spreydon School,
  • Rowley Ave School,
  • Sockburn Primary, 
  • Wharenui School, 
  • Haeata Community Campus,
  • Aranui Kidsfirst, and
  • Bromley School.

Due to overwhelming positive feedback from schools and the community, we have now launched full time with Fill Their Lunchbox. This way we can help the youth together and further contribute to the social rebuild of Christchurch. This involves operating a "buy one, gift two" delivery model, where people in the community buy themselves a lunch that is delivered to their desk, while another lunch is then donated to a child in need at our partner schools.

Our initiative aims to put at least 40,000 lunches into low decile schools over the next year. This will gift children who typically go without an opportunity to learn, relieve pressure in the Whānau environment at home, lower truancy rates, increase focus in class, and boost grades.

 

"I would like to thank you and the crew for your support over the past few years, for our students. Tuesday morning teas and lunches were looked forward to and many of the students enjoyed your delicious and healthy food. Faces lit up and tummies were full right across the school. As a result of having this food available the student's truancy rate dropped and their academic achievement improved" - Teacher, Aranui Primary.