Food for Life is the brainchild of local Hare Krishna devotees, Buddhi and Suvarna, who both work running the organisation. However, it is very much a community project. Help, support and donations from local businesses, growers, organisations and the community make it possible to do what we do. Not to mention the many volunteers who help prepare and deliver meals, and those who work behind the scenes.
In December 2011, Food for Life Northland opened our doors and started out serving over 50 meals a day, three days a week in our Community Café to all those who walked through the door. Not long after we started serving hot lunches at a local decile one school.
Today our main focus is our Lunch at School programme, where we provide hot, nutritious lunches to over 1000 school children at five primary and secondary schools in the Whangarei region.