The programme aims to reduce food insecurity by providing access to a nutritious lunch in school every day.
Research indicates that reducing food insecurity for children and young people:
Around a million lunches are provided each week.
By December 2022, over 70 million lunches have been delivered in 950 schools and kura to over 220,000 learners.
Pita Pit is pleased and proud to be participating in the Ka Ora Ka Ako Healthy School Lunch Programme providing lunches to kiwi kids.
Our commitment is to help provide and educate young Kiwi's about nutritious food that's good for you, and your taste buds! With over 15 years of experience crafting tasty food that grows healthy bodies and supports healthy minds, we've developed a menu that students will love.
Our menu has been created by our in-house menu development team in accordance with our 'better for you' food philosophy. Working closely with our team of local suppliers, bakers, farmers and artisans we are able to adapt and innovate our menu to ensure relevancy and appeal to students. We have extensive experience catering to a variety of dietary and cultural requirements including gluten and dairy free, vegetarian and vegan.
Our Pita Pit team are passionate about providing nutritious, tasty food option. In fact Pita Pit NZ co-founders, Chris & Duane, were PE teachers themselves before embarking on the Pita Pit journey. Our community is made up of locally owned and operated franchise locations with experience delivering on large scale catering for community events and school lunches. Our franchise locations are supported by an in-house operations team who manage supply chain and logistics, as well as menu developers and a chef to ensure we can deliver nutritious, great tasting meals to students nationwide.
Our fresh produce is sourced from local farmers around NZ and delivered fresh to stores where we prepare it each morning. All of our fresh fillings are free from artificial additives and GMO's. We take care to source the best quality meats and use only Ministry Of Education approved Beef & Lamb and hormone free NZ Free-Range Chicken and Egg. Our product packaging range is made from recycled, compostable or biodegradable materials. We use local suppliers where possible to reduce our combined carbon emissions.