Ka Ora, Ka Ako supplier for Te Puke
We supply 1750 School Lunches per day to our local Te Puke Kahui Ako Schools through the governments Ka Ora Ka Ako Lunches in Schools programme.
An extra 250 School Lunches (above and beyond our government funded lunches) are also delivered to local Te Puke Kahui Ako Schools every school day.
Help us fund those community lunches, we are targeting to raise a $1 contribution to each lunch from our community.
About the programme
Ka Ora, Ka Ako aims to reduce food insecurity by providing access to a nutritious lunch every day. The name Ka Ora, Ka Ako is about being healthy and well in order to be in a good place to learn.
Research indicates that reducing food insecurity for children and young people:
- improves wellbeing
- supports child development and learning
- improves learners’ levels of concentration, behaviour and school achievement
- reduces financial hardship amongst families and whānau
- addresses barriers to children’s participation in education and promotes attendance at school
- boosts learners’ overall health.
Through Budget 2023, the Government has provided funding to continue the Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme for a further year, until the end of December 2024.
Resources from Ka Ora Ka Ako Education Governement’s website
Nutrition & food allergies
Our menus are updated each term and follow the Nutritional guidelines from the Ministry of Education to make sure we provide students with healthy and nutritious food.
Items listed under vegetarian menus are suitable for vegetarian diets.
Vegan & Made Without Dairy
Menus listed as vegan are made without dairy containing ingredients, e.g; vegan cheese etc. However, all menu items are made in a kitchen that handles dairy.
Made without Gluten
Menu listed are made without gluten containing ingredients. (E.g., bread served are GF bread). However, all menu items are made in a kitchen that handles gluten.
Hot & Cold Lunches
For Term 3, we provide hot lunches three times a week.
Within each term, menus are based on a two-week cycle.
Student number and dietary requirements
Use our student number template below. Please notify The Daily Food Manager every time you make a change.
For any EOTC like school camp or class trip, we may agree to supply the lunches at a different place and time, or arrange for you to pickup from our kitchen.
Complete the request form in the link below, and email to The Daily Food Manager.
Please note we require at least two week’s notice for orders.
School closure and calendar
Please let us know of any school closure, teacher only day and up-to-date calender with enough notice allowing us to make the changes accordingly.
We appreciate any and all feedback on our service and food.
Please fill in the form. We’ll be in touch.