March 9, 2021

School Eats available to West Auckland schools through Lunch Programme

Every child deserves access to healthy food every day, and the Governments rollout of the Ka Ora Ka Ako – Healthy School Lunches programme is set to support more West Auckland whānau.  

School Eats has been confirmed as a supplier of Ka Ora Ka Ako, under model B. Under model B, School Eats can start delivering its nourishing lunches from the start of term 2, with West Auckland schools and kura being able to choose this local social enterprise as their preferred provider.

 School Eats spokesperson, Sanjai Kandregula, explains.

“School Eats has provided healthy, affordable meals to schools in West Auckland for just over a year. Ka ora Ka Ako presents the opportunity to extend this to more schools across the region, filling more bellies so children can focus on learning.”

To service local schools in 2021, School Eats has tested its production process, recently preparing lunches for every student at Lincoln Heights School. The local enterprise is able to deliver healthy and nourishing lunches for up to 4,500 students whilst employing local people to support this operations. Healthy Families Waitākere Manager, Kerry Allan, continues.

“Schools and communities are best placed to understand what their children need and will make the best decision for their school community. We’re glad to see so many West Auckland schools wanting to work with School Eats, selecting them as their preferred provider.”

“School Eats celebrated many milestones over the past year and we are thrilled to have been working alongside them over this time.”

Healthy Families Waitākere has been involved in School Eats’ development and management, alongside Our City Church and Lincoln Heights School.

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About Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches Programme

Ka Ora, Ka Ako | the healthy school lunches programme aims to reduce food insecurity by providing nutritious lunch in school every day. By the end of 2020, over three million lunches have been served in 182 schools to over 39,000 students.

There is a range of supplier models depending on what works best for each school and kura. Schools and kura can decide whether to deliver lunches themselves or outsource to an external supplier.