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Make Lunch for Kids - Are Social Enterprises the Solution?

Hosted by the Consul of the Auckland Idea-Sharing & Discussions Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 20 Feb 06:15 - 09:00

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Keeping up with the experiential element of our last activity, let's begin Protected content at the potential of social enterprises. Can we provide freshly made lunches to school kids, who are unable to afford a lunch, in an economically sustainable and scalable manner?

The problem:
Approx. 290,000 kids in NZ live in poverty. Thousands of them go to school without lunch every day. Some of those who do have a lunch, end up eating only highly processed and packaged, low-nutrition food.

The solution:
Protected content follows a Buy One, Give One model. For every lunch they sell to customers, they give one lunch to a hungry school going kid. They have permanent employees as well as volunteers helping in making, packing and delivering more than 2,700 free lunches every day!

Our plan for the 20th Feb:
- Arriving by 6:15am
- Briefing
- Dressing up (Aprons, hairnets and gloves will be provided)
- Taking up different stations (e.g. spreading butter, cutting sandwiches, packing, etc.)
- Making hundreds of lunches
- Making friends along the way
- Having coffee and light breakfast (provided)

Note:
- Don't be sick, vomiting or have diarrhoea up to 72 hours beforehand
- Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat, closed-toe shoes (no jandals/sandals).
- No jewellery please.
- Over 95% of the ingredients used are commercially purchased and each lunch contains veggies, protein and a small treat!

Let me know if you have any questions.

PS:
- Other volunteers (from outside InterNations) will also be there.
- I've volunteered here before and can recommend it. :)