Epuni Primary School hall kitchen
We provide nutritious cooked lunches for all of Epuni Primary School’s pupils three days a week as part of our ‘garden‐to‐table’ Koha Kitchen initiative. Every Wednesday morning students, whanau and community members come together to cook in the school hall kitchen. We use mostly fresh produce from our own garden, along with leftover food and ingredients rescued from various local businesses. This allows us to feed all 101 Epuni School students for usually less than $10 a meal.
People who come to help us cook have an opportunity to learn new skills, connect with one another and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our children. They also get to take home an evening meal for their families, plus a share of any leftover ingredients! We believe inviting our community to be part of feeding our children is a powerful thing.
Please join us! Together, we cook.
Dar manages our weekly Koha Kitchen session, where she oversees, demonstrates and teaches cooking to make school lunches for three days.
Special thanks to our friends at Commonsense Organics, who donate large quantities of surplus organic produce and other ingredients each week, ensuring our children have the most nutritious meals possible!
Thanks also to Community Fruit Wellington, who collect surplus fruit from local donors and distribute it to non-profit organisations like ours, to nourish our communities.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Come cook with us! We also welcome donations of fresh produce, ingredients and quality kitchen equipment. Please check first before donating.
We’re currently fundraising to construct our own purpose-built Koha Kitchen community cooking school. If you’re able to support us financially, please donate towards the cost of this major construction project. Or if you’re a local business owner who can partner with us to provide some of the goods and services required for the build, please get in touch!