The companies making money out of free school lunches

The companies making money out of free school lunches
The Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme is under review. (Image: NZME)
Cécile Meier
Big businesses dominate the provision of free lunches in schools, data released under the Official Information Act reveals. The Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme is under review, with Act minister David Seymour looking to axe its funding by 50%.  He has called the initiative wasteful, while others say it is critical.  The scheme offers lunches to 230,000 students in about 1,000 of the country's least advantaged schools. It was allocated $323 million in the 2023 Budget but has not been funded beyond this year. Eligible schools can...

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