March 6, 2023

The perfect pairing

2 min


Written by:

Megan Raynor

VIew Profile

One of the beautiful things about generosity is how it brings people together. For two of our Wellington-based partners the opportunity to help students in their community was perfectly serendipitous. 

As a regular at Dunshea Deli cafe (a cafe in Khandallah known for their impeccable home-made pies and coffees) Louise from Kura Kai was already familiar with the owner, Craig, and vice versa.

Both their needs and skills aligned perfectly; As a volunteer-run charity Kura Kai relies on donations from generous businesses and people to create meals for their students. And as a foodie business, Dunshea Deli has the ability to help.

Through GoGenerosity, Dunshea Deli generously paid-it-forward a whopping $379 worth of ingredients to Kura Kai (food for schools) that could then be made into delicious meals for rangatahi (youth) and their whānau (family). 

Louise then used these premium ingredients to cook 136 meals worth of chilli con carne. These were then packaged up and popped into Kura Kai freezers in secondary schools, ready for any students and their families who may be experiencing food insecurity. 

Louise, the Volunteer Coordinator at Kura Kai, was very grateful for the food and said:

“This generous donation from Dunshea’s Deli meant we could cook 136 meals, which have since been delivered to kura [schools] in Porirua. It is great to know that, thanks to Craig’s support, we know that there are healthy, nutritious meals available for whānau who need them.”


Volunteer Coordinator, Kura Kai

Wellingtonians (and others visiting the capital) can be part of Dunshea’s pay-it-forwards by adding a little to their bill – even $1 or $2 can help – when stopping by this must-visit cafe. They’ll also be helping the young ones in the area as they navigate school with full bellies.

If you’re not close to Wellington, head to our marketplace to see local businesses where you can pay-it-forward.

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