National launches its Food in Schools programme
John Key MP
National Party Leader
National launches its Food in Schools
National Party Leader John Key has announced the
first initiative in what will be a National Food in Schools
"National is committed to providing practical
solutions to the problems which Helen Clark says don’t
exist," says Mr Key.
During his State of the Nation speech
on Tuesday, Mr Key indicated National would seek to
introduce a food in schools programme at our poorest schools
in partnership with the business community.
Mr Key has
since received an approach from Auckland-based company Tasti
"I approached Wesley Primary School yesterday, a
decile 1 school near McGehan Close, a street that has had
more than its fair share of problems in recent times. I am
told Wesley Primary, like so many schools in New Zealand,
has too many kids turning up hungry.
Tasti and Wesley Primary together. This is a fantastic first
step. In addition to this, Tasti has indicated they may wish
to expand their generous donation of food to other schools
in need, and we’ll be looking to facilitate that.
all instinctively know that hungry kids aren’t happy and
Mr Key is also inviting other businesses
to contact National so it can work on expanding the
"I want this to be the first of many schools
and businesses that we put together.
in what works and I am humbled by the support this idea has
"We are going to put together the
package while in Opposition. We are not waiting to be in
Government, because all our kids deserve
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