going hungry in lockdown
Launched in December 2020, Lālanga delivers health and wellbeing programmes to students at Tamaki, Ōtāhuhu, Māngere and Tangaroa colleges.
Founder Lesieli Oliver told Breakfast it is asking people to donate money to help purchase 200 food boxes for the Tamaki College community.
It needs $40,000 and any leftover funds will be given to the Pasifika community, she said.
The programme had been finding it difficult to engage the students this week and were told this was because they were going hungry.
"Students can literally not engage in their online learning because there’s no food," Oliver told Breakfast.
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