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New Zealand Charity Plans to Provide 1.2 Million School Lunches Annually

By: for NZ Herald on June 15, 2018
Photo Credits: John Stone

Buddhi Wilcox has plans to expand his Food for Life schools in lunches to 6000 children.

A Whangārei (New Zealand) charity wants to provide lunch to 6000 Northland children a week - or 1.2 million annually.

The Food for Life program, which is run by Whangārei's Hare Krishna community, has been providing lunches one day a week to up to five schools in Whangārei since 2012.

Now co-ordinator Buddhi Wilcox wants to expand the programme further across Northland.

The charity is part of the Food for Life Global group. Wilcox said in India the program provides more than two millions meals a day. One kitchen can produce up to 200,000 meals a day, with vans coming in to collect the food and deliver it to schools up to two hours away.

That's how we want to model it," Wilcox said.

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