Social Entrepreneur & founder of ‘Eat my Lunch’
Thursday 11th October
Venue The Chalet, Palmerston North
Lisa King, a social entrepreneur - founder of ‘Eat my Lunch’ has seen success in many ways. Starting out in marketing where she didn’t quite fit, she took her passion for volunteer work and for looking after the children of our country and turned it into the ever growing and ever popular company.
Lisa's mission is to ensure no child goes to school hungry, starting in our own backyard, as a mother of young children, she couldn’t fathom that in a country like New Zealand, 1 in 4 children live in poverty and thousands go to school without lunch. Lisa wants make sure no child goes to school hungry, and is currently on the way to have fed 1 million kiwi kids. Wanting to earn and good living as well as this meant the hybrid solution of ‘Eat my Lunch’ was born - a company that aims to make a profit and to give out healthy and filling school lunches to thousands of kids for free. The idea is that for each lunch that is brought, a lunch is made for a kiwi kid and delivered on the same day as the paid order. The company runs with employees and volunteers, employees make the paid for lunches and the volunteers make the lunches for the children.
Lisa is passionate about helping those in our very own backyard, which also provides the opportunity for others to do so as well. Today Eat My Lunch is touted as one of NZ’s most successful social enterprises taking out numerous awards including being named the Women of Influence in 2016 for Business and in 2017 for Community.
- 923,085 lunches given to kiwi kids in 3 years
- 2,700+ give lunches made each day
- 82 schools receive give lunches throughout Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton
Lisa says that ‘Eat my lunch’ is the perfect combination of her corporate commercial background with generosity and giving back.
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