There are so many good charities doing good work in New Zealand that it seems hard to single one out. But charity Eat my Lunch has done a wonderful job of combining a charity with something we all need - lunch.
So it was good news to see that it has set up in Wellington. Hurricanes prop Jeffery To’omagaAllen and star wing Julian Savea were among those who launched the charity for children going hungry at school at the decile one Kahurangi School, Strathmore Park.
Eat my Lunch works simply. You pay for a lunch which is delivered to your workplace - but some of the money goes to paying for lunch for a hungry child. The charity, which says that things get harder in the winter months for children and struggling parents, is already providing lunches in 35 schools in Auckland, two in Hamilton and, now, five in Wellington.
Savea told the media that it brings a person back down to earth when you find out children are going hungry at local schools. ‘‘That’s kind of heartbreaking.’’
He is so right. It is heartbreaking to think that even in our capital city there are children going hungry at school. Thank goodness a charity like Eat my Lunch has come up with a smart way to help. - Jeremy Rees, National