January 16, 2023

Muffins for students

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There’s nothing quite like a good muffin. They’re the more socially-acceptable snack version of cupcakes and, for the lucky ones of us, one of the staples of the family pantry. But for some they’re a very rare treat, and not by choice.

Eddie’s Brunch Parlour recently changed this for Papamoa College students who experience food insecurity in their family. 

Eddies (half of Eddies and Elspeth in Mount Maunganui) are known for their incredible brunch menu. Think delights like Zuccorni Fritters, Eddies Omelette, Eds Bene (a variation on Eggs Bene) and Cauliflower Toast. They’re also known for their delicious muffins which they recently paid-forward 20 of to Kura Kai as their first GoGenerosity distribution.


Kura Kai provides meals for students and their whānau who are having a hard time. They stock chest freezers with tasty meals and yummy treats (like muffins), placing them in partnering secondary schools for the local students that need a good meal every now and then. Kura Kai volunteers, including Eddies, help to keep the freezers full of food to give away to those in need.


Makaia from Kura Kai was pretty chuffed to see the tasty muffins go to their kids in need:

I transferred some into freezer bags and then donated half to Papamoa College – where our contact distributed them to kids that needed kai that very day.


Founder, Kura Kai

So, maybe this weekend, maybe even tomorrow, you’ll be heading down to Eddie’s Brunch Parlour for brunch or a muffin, and you, too, can add to the paying-it-forward giving of food and care to people in need just by adding a little extra to your bill. Kura Kai and the kids they support will be so grateful. 

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