FED. has been appointed as an Auckland supplier of the Ministry of Education’s Ka Ora Ka Ako Healthy School Lunches programme.
FED. makes nutritious, ready-to-eat meals that are kitchen prepared by chefs.The meal delivery business will supply nine schools in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu West District, serving a total of 3,200 children daily.
The contract starts immediately with the first lunches being served from the start of the first school term in 2021.
FED. which was founded in 2018, makes nutritious, freshly prepared meals and delivers them to Kiwi homes across the North Island. It began a school meal lunch service to a selection of Auckland based schools since 2019.
“This is a significant and important project to be a part of and we are honoured to be invited on the journey. With so many New Zealand children living with food insecurity, we wholeheartedly support the mission to ensure students are sufficiently nourished during the school day.
“From our initial discussions with schools, we understand what a significant issue this is for them. We know that when children are not hungry, they are better able to learn. We also believe in supporting teachers so they can focus on their main role, teaching our tamariki without taking on the extra responsibility of feeding students,” said FED. co-founder Becky Erwood.
Ka Ora, Ka Ako | healthy school lunches programme aims to reduce food insecurity by providing access to a nutritious lunch in school every day.
130 schools and kura across three regions (Bay of Plenty/Waiariki, Hawke’s Bay/Tairāwhiti, and Otago/Southland) are currently providing lunches to around 30,000 ākonga/students.
Across the rest of the country – in Tai Tokerau, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatū, Wellington and Canterbury – around 640 schools will be joining the programme in February 2021.
FED. will supply Rise UP Academy, Auckland Seventh-Day Adventist High School, Jean Batten School, Mangere Central School, Mangere College, Mountain View School, Nga Iwi School, Viscount School and Waatea School.
Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Auckland FED. is co-owned by Becky Erwood, (pictured far right), Beckie Pilley and David Pilley.
FED. delivers simple and personalised food experiences by developing original recipes, sourcing fresh ingredients from local producers and partners, creating scratch-made dishes, and packaging using only environmentally-friendly materials, to delivering fresh meals directly to customers.