Lorde has expressed her support for a lunch delivery programme that helps our most vulnerable Kiwi kids.
The singer, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, posted an image on Instagram of lunches from Eat My Lunch - a service run by top chef Michael Meredith and Mt Eden couple Lisa King and Iaan Buchanan.
For every lunch ordered through Eat My Lunch, another is provided for a child in New Zealand who can't afford their own.
"A really appalling 1 in 4 kids are living in poverty, and going to school without lunch," the singer wrote on Instagram.
"It makes me wanna cry thinking about kids who can't eat at school, and therefore probably find it pretty tough to focus and learn too."
Lorde said she had had contacted the service to ask: "I travel too much to eat a lunch, but how can I GIVE TWO instead?" and was told they were just about to offer the option to donate two lunches instead.
"Even if it's $10 a week, that's 2 less coffees (or one less cold pressed juice, jesus!!) and two kids get to eat lunch. it's a no brainer, really," she said.
"This week, I'm sponsoring Te Papapa school in Onehunga for all the lunches that they need, and I've also subscribed to GIVE TWO as their first subscriber."
(sorry for the text wall) hey kiwis! something a little out of the ordinary to share with you today, but something that means a lot to me. as you know, the cost of life in auckland (and new zealand!) is high. the heartbreaking result of that is that a really appalling 1 in 4 kids are living in poverty, and going to school without lunch. it makes me wanna cry thinking about kids who can't eat at school, and therefore probably find it pretty tough to focus and learn too. so when i found out about michael meredith's awesome new thing, EAT MY LUNCH, i was chuffed. the idea is for $10, you get a super yum healthy lunch which changes every day delivered to your work or school, and for every lunch you buy a second lunch is given to a kiwi kid who needs it. HOW COOL IS THAT?! i emailed them like "i travel too much to eat a lunch, but how can i GIVE TWO instead?" and they came back to me saying they were just about to launch a new thing, hopefully nationwide eventually, where you can do just that. and the first day is today. you can subscribe to do this at eatmylunch.nz/give-two - even if it's $10 a week, that's 2 less coffees (or one less cold pressed juice, jesus!!) and two kids get to eat lunch. it's a no brainer, really. this week, i'm sponsoring te papapa school in onehunga for all the lunches that they need, and i've also subscribed to GIVE TWO as their first subscriber. so what are you waiting for? if you've got $10 to spare, jump on it. ok that's it THANKS 4 READING and lots of love from me ?? A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Jul 19, 2015 at 6:00pm PDT
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A 'Give Two' lunch costs $10 and provides lunches for two Kiwi kids in need. The standard service, also $10, pays for a lunch to be delivered to your school or workplace, with a second meal delivered to a child in need.
Michael Meredith, who also runs Meredith's Restaurant on Dominion Road, was named Auckland's top chef in the annual Lewisham Awards in June.