Lorde posts a lot of great stuff on Instagram.
Recently, the singer gave a massive Instagram shoutout to a New Zealand chef who’s using his time and talent to pay it forward in a great way.
His name is Michael Meredith, and Lorde told her 2.7 million followers to go support his organization, “Eat My Lunch,” which donates a fresh, healthy meal to a hungry child in New Zealand every time a customer buys lunch.
(sorry for the text wall) hey kiwis! something a little out of the ordinary to share with you today, but something that means a lot to me. as you know, the cost of life in auckland (and new zealand!) is high. the heartbreaking result of that is that a really appalling 1 in 4 kids are living in poverty, and going to school without lunch. it makes me wanna cry thinking about kids who can’t eat at school, and therefore probably find it pretty tough to focus and learn too. so when i found out about michael meredith’s awesome new thing, EAT MY LUNCH, i was chuffed. the idea is for $10, you get a super yum healthy lunch which changes every day delivered to your work or school, and for every lunch you buy a second lunch is given to a kiwi kid who needs it. HOW COOL IS THAT?! i emailed them like “i travel too much to eat a lunch, but how can i GIVE TWO instead?” and they came back to me saying they were just about to launch a new thing, hopefully nationwide eventually, where you can do just that. and the first day is today. you can subscribe to do this at eatmylunch.nz/give-two – even if it’s $10 a week, that’s 2 less coffees (or one less cold pressed juice, jesus!!) and two kids get to eat lunch. it’s a no brainer, really. this week, i’m sponsoring te papapa school in onehunga for all the lunches that they need, and i’ve also subscribed to GIVE TWO as their first subscriber. so what are you waiting for? if you’ve got $10 to spare, jump on it. ok that’s it THANKS 4 READING and lots of love from me
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Eat My Lunch, the organization Lorde is so chuffed about, was started by a New Zealand couple with Meredith’s help.
Meredith is the brains behind the appropriately named restaurant Merediths, which has won a slew of awards and is, by all accounts, super fancy.
He’s giving away his immense skills for free to try to make sure no child in his home country, no matter how poor, goes hungry.
According to Eat My Lunch, even in a country as wealthy as New Zealand, “One in four children … live in poverty and go without lunch every day.” Every time a customer makes a purchase, Eat My Lunch sends a sandwich, fresh veggies, and a treat assembled by Meredith and his partners to a local school serving children in need.
And if, like Lorde, you’re so pumped about the idea that you want to give both lunches instead of eating one yourself, well … you can give two. Super easily too. From anywhere in the world.
Although right now, Eat My Lunch only operates in New Zealand, it’s part of a larger trend.
Like Rosa’s Pizza in Philadelphia, where customers can pre-purchase $1 slices to feed the homeless. Or Tabrizi’s in Baltimore, which skipped the city’s annual Restaurant Week and opened up their dining room to homeless patrons.
It’s pretty awesome to see all these chefs using their skills to make a difference in the lives of people who need it most.
And it’s great to see Lorde using her valuable social media space to offer some epic support.