|It’s a thumbs up from the tamariki at Kidsfirst Aranui Early Learning Centre, enjoying some nutritious extra lunch options thanks to the buy one - gift one ‘Fill their lunchboxes’ initiative.|
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'Fill their Lunchboxes' has been set up by Christchurch chef Ben Atkinson, with the aim to help, “kiwi kids get enough good food to succeed at school.”
Order a fresh, wholesome lunch delivered to your home or workplace online at Fill their lunchboxes (or from their Facebook page) and they’ll distribute lunchboxes (a healthy sandwhich, piece of fruit and a small cake or biscuit) on to their 12 partner schools.
“Our tamariki and whānau really enjoy their special lunches,” says Head Teacher, Erna Delaney.
“We would like to thank Ben and the team at ‘Fill their lunchboxes’ for this amazing service - there is great excitement when the ‘special lunches,’ arrive with one of the friendly delivery volunteers.”
“We also have the help and support of lovely parent Renēe,” says Erna. “And nothing is wasted as even the scraps go to a kindy parent’s chicken’s in return for eggs to make our pikelets.”
What a fantastic example of Manaakitanga, showing respect, generosity and care for each other and the wider community.
KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.