Thousands of jobs could be affected in new school lunch model

Thousands of jobs could be affected in new school lunch model
The government will buy food in bulk for students in Year Seven and above to slash costs. (Image: NZME)
Cécile Meier
Thousands of jobs could be on the line under the government's new school lunch model.Associate education minister David Seymour announced a new model for the Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme, which will slash $107 million a year by ordering food in bulk for students in Year 7 and above.In a press conference on Wednesday, Seymour said the bulk orders would be for 150,000 students – more than half of the 235,000 students receiving free lunches.This could affect thousands of staff working for private suppliers and schools on making the lunc...

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