Eat My Lunch­breaks new ground

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - STAFF REPORTER

Eat My Lunch has hit a ma­jor mile­stone giv­ing 250,000 lunches to Kiwi kids in Auck­land and Hamil­ton.

Launched in June 2015, EML’s aim has been to al­le­vi­ate a na­tion­wide is­sue by cre­at­ing so­cial change through some­thing as rou­tine as eat­ing lunch. The so­cial en­ter­prise takes a new ap­proach to the prob­lem of poverty through its Buy One Give One model which 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 free lunch to a child who would oth­er­wise go hun­gry.

‘‘What sets us apart is the fact we have a sus­tain­able and self­fund­ing busi­ness model, which ev­ery­one can par­tic­i­pate in. Buy One, Give One is in­trin­si­cally linked,’’ Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King says.

More than 2000 vol­un­teers are help­ing to make the Give lunches.

‘‘We have peo­ple from all walks of life come to our head­quar­ters at 6.30am ev­ery morn­ing ... I think it’s sig­nalled to us that peo­ple just care about what we’re do­ing and our pur­pose,’’ King says.

EML de­liv­ers lunches to hun­gry kids in 35 low decile schools in Auck­land and Hamil­ton, and opens for busi­ness in Welling­ton in Oc­to­ber. Visit eat­my­lunch.nz for de­tails.

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Eat My Lunch con­tin­ues to grow for a great cause.

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