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Providing free healthy hot lunches in low-decile schools is how a cafe aims to beat child hunger.
Hare Krishna Food For Life has launched a programme at Manaia View School with a free lunch for all 230 students, plus teachers and guests.
Co-ordinator Buddhi Wilcox says the first step is providing a free, nutritious vegetarian meal for everyone at the school one day a week. But with more funding the scheme could easily expand to more low-decile schools.
“There are 1700 children a day turning up to school without breakfast or lunch just in Whangarei – the potential is huge.”
Hare Krishna Food For Life already provides lunches for a donation at its Water St cafe three days a week.