Kura Kai

Kura Kai

At Kura Kai, our kaupapa is simple, we provide a freezer to High Schools and then cook delicious meals to donate and fill the freezer up.


At Kura Kai, our kaupapa is simple, we provide a freezer to High Schools and then groups of local volunteers cook delicious hearty meals to donate and fill the freezer 1-2 times per term.

One of our Kura Kai coordinators will deliver the meals and from there the school manages all communication and distribution of these meals.

Some teachers have been cooking and serving meals at school, many have been sending them home with rangatahi/youth, while others are taking them to whanau when conducting home visits.

The feedback we have received so far has been incredible and this support and relief has been well received by so many families throughout our Kura.

Our volunteers pay for all their own ingredients, foil trays and donate the cooked meals along with their time to this initiative. Kura Kai fundraisers to purchase and donate the chest freezers to selected kura/school.

We feel very honoured to be able to be helping our rangatahi this way and hope that these meals will give them and their whanau just one more reason to stay in school and focus on their education.

We are currently fundraising to be able to buy a more freezers, to pay for a website and branding set up, purchase freezing meal trays for our volunteers and cover some petrol costs for our area coordinators that drive around collecting meals.

The schools we are currently in are:

Manurewa High School

Tamaki College

Pakuranga College

Aorere College

Mana College

Porirua College

Aotea College

Naenae College

Wainuiomata High School

Haeata Community School

Te Puke High School

Otumoetai College

Opotiki College

Northland College

Okaihau College

Putaruru College

Fraser High School

Bishop Viard College

Your support would be hugely appreciated..

Nga mihi nui

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At Kura Kai, our kaupapa is simple, we raise funds to provide a chest freezer to NZ High Schools, we build groups of local volunteers that cook meals and we donate these to the school freezers. We are in 19 High Schools around NZ and want to grow.

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Aotea College - Porirua  1 April 2021

Youth workers at Aotea College in Porirua happy to receive a Kura Kai frozen meal delivery and top up of their freezer the other day. We get so much feedback from our High Schools that by having a Kura Kai freezer and ongoing meal deliveries from our volunteers have benefited their students and their whanau in so many ways. So thank you all for the constant support of our mahi.

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Stacey & Liga
Stacey & Liga on 13 Jul 2022
Julia on 13 Jul 2022
Awesome work - love cooking for it too ❤️❤️
Kieran on 13 Jul 2022
He whakaaro rangatira tēnei kaupapa.
Stacey & Liga
Stacey & Liga on 13 Jun 2022
Julia on 13 Jun 2022
Awesome work - love cooking for it too ❤️❤️

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