After a busy day, cooking a meal is often the last thing on your to-do list. It’s just too much to think about and plan for. But for some New Zealand families, a nutritious meal isn’t always something they can plan for or look forward to at all. Working multiple jobs, not enough money or not knowing how to prepare a home-cooked meal can all be reasons why there’s no kai on the table at the end of the day.
This is where Master Kong comes in. Offering mouth-watering Asian street food, Master Kong in Mount Maunganui paid-it-forward 30 frozen meals to Kura Kai. Kura Kai, meaning “food for schools,” is a not-for-profit that distributes frozen meals to secondary school students and their whānau (families).
Kura Kai buys chest freezers that are kept at partnering secondary schools who then identify rangatahi in their school community that could benefit from nutritious meals that are lovingly prepared by volunteers, just like Master Kong.
In their very first month of being GoGenerosity partners, 96 of Master Kong’s generous customers paid-it-forward a whopping $800+ to be turned into these meals for Kura Kai. That’s an incredible display of kindness and we want to say thank you 🙏
We also want to thank S&L Land Specialists (a surveying and civil engineering firm based here in Tauranga) who alongside these pay-it-forwards, added in a donation of their own to help Master Kong’s meals go even further.
If you want to be part of this generous cycle of giving, Master Kong can be found at 217 Maunganui Road in Mount Maunganui and offers “some seriously kick-ass Asian street food”. Some of their delights include Firecracker Chicken (that goes down with a bang!) and Pork Belly Mee Goreng (Indonesian fried noodles with twice-cooked pork belly, yum). They also have a variety of dumplings to tickle your taste buds, and their bao buns are delicious.
Simply ask to pay-it-forward when paying for your meal and you’ll be part of the next distribution of meals to those in need. Your pay-it-forward will be added to this total here in the Master Kong’s Generosity HUB, as well as the story of where the money goes and how it makes a difference.