January 16, 2023

Food for the whanāu

1 min


Written by:

Megan Raynor

VIew Profile

“Food insecurity is an issue that no New Zealand family should have to worry about. Unfortunately this is not currently the case in Aotearoa/New Zealand.” - Ministry of Health.

Many of our students experience food insecurity, leading them to leave school early to help support their family, or to be underperforming at school. Kura Kia was created to help support students and their whanāu in this situation. 

Kura Kai purchases chest freezers that are kept at partnering secondary schools in New Zealand and then stocks them with frozen meals generously cooked and donated by volunteers. The schools then distribute the meals to the rangatahi (youth) in their school communities who have a need.

But Kura Kai cannot do the great work that it does for our young people without the generosity of businesses like the Taupo Social Club

Taupo Social Club generously pays-forwards meals themselves along with the donations from their corporate partners, to help fill the Kura Kai freezers.

They recently paid-forward 21 meals, ready to be enjoyed by students who need them most.

Want to be part of this generosity? Head to Taupon Social Club to enjoy the stunning views of Lake Taupo and the mountains while you’re dining, then add a little pay-it-forward on to your bill when you leave.

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