April 6, 2023

Testing the taste buds

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Sometimes you can travel the world but not know what’s happening in your own backyard. Do you know that some of our rangatahi (young people) do not always have a healthy meal each day? So that means it can be hard to concentrate in class, meaning that some lose interest in secondary school and leave early and miss out on better qualifications.


Kura Kai, or “food for schools”, was established to help this situation. Kura Kai supplies partnering secondary schools with chest freezers that their generous volunteers then fill with healthy and nutritious meals that can be distributed to needy students and their whanau. To maintain the students’ dignity, Kura Kai encourages the recipients to be on the look out for others who may be needing some help with meals so that the cycle of manaakitanga (showing respect and generosity) just keeps on going.


But Kura Kai can’t do it all on their own, so they gratefully received the pay-it-forward of 30 frozen meals to add to the freezer stocks from Roxie’s Red-Hot Cantina and Taco Joint. We here at GoGenerosity humbly applaud such generosity.


Roxie’s Cantina has an international flavour, offering western-California-style street food from their eatery at 113 Maunganui Road in Mount Maunganui. How does a sharing plate of tacquitos, made with jackfruit sound? Or how about a lamb taco or a roasted cauli bowl? Of course, all the dishes are seasoned with taste-tingling spicy sauces to give your palate a workout. Add a little to your bill when you next want to savour some US culinary delights at Roxie’s. You’ll be in great company as corporate partners CSC Buying Group and the Mount Main Street business group also helped out with pay-it-forwards to Kura Kai.

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