"Allandale school has absolutely loved the fruit we are getting this year. It has been great to see that the students have been munching on the fruit all day. We've received more than enough fruit which means that we have been able to supply fruit to our camp going classes too. Fruit in Schools have helped us keep the students eating healthy brain food and also keep their tummies full. We have classes that allow the students to eat fruit during anytime of the day. This has helped the students to keep away from distractions. We have families who have mentioned and appreciated the fruit given to the students. Thank you so much for getting the fruit to us on time. We are never short on it. Thank you."
Allandale School, Bay of Plenty, September 2019
"All deliveries have been great for Kawakawa Primary School. I know the students appreciate having a healthy snack to feed them and fuel their brains for learning. They look forward to it every day. A lot of our tamariki often don't have lunch, so being able to provide them with a piece of nutritious and filling fruit each day is amazing. Thank you for your awesome work."
Kawakawa Primary School, Northland, August 2019
"Everything is as good as gold, deliveries are every Monday and Wednesday, it's hugely beneficial in terms of providing a healthy option especially for those that don't have much food, thank you."
Paerata Primary School, Counties Manukau, August 2019
"Our Fruit in Schools has been a great success again this year. Our students love the fresh fruit that is delivered each week. The fruit delivered to our school provides a large part of the students' food for the day. It is vital that we receive our fruit, as we rely on it to help feed the students on a daily basis. The students are more settled and can focus in class if they have had something to eat. If we have uneaten fruit, we pass this on to our food technology teacher to use with our intermediate classes. We also cut up fruit and use this as part of our breakfast club at times. However, most weeks we have no leftover fruit, it is all eaten and thoroughly enjoyed by our students and staff. Many thanks."
Taipa Area School, Northland, September 2019
"It's truly amazing, really makes a difference to the students here, there's also a great variety, bananas, apples, pears and oranges, we're very privileged to be part of the programme."
Kowhai Special School, Hawkes Bay, September 2019
"It is awesome, we are so grateful, it is such a wonderful service. We don't know what we would do without it."
Levin East School, Mid Central, September 2019
"I want to thank you! The amazing fruit that we receive each week is truly a blessing. Having such good healthy food delivered to us has had a huge impact upon our students health and well-being. They are happy since they have access to fresh fruit, regularly preferring to eat their fruit instead of sweet snacks from home. It is so hard for some of our families to buy fresh fruit and so Fruit in Schools have eased the anxiety for both parents and students. Thank you very much for everything you have given us - we are very grateful."
Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake O Tawhiuau, Bay of Plent, September 2019
"Fruit in Schools is absolutely the best thing that's ever happened, all the school sores and boils have disappeared and I can only attribute it to the fruit."
Taita Central School, Hutt Valley, August 2019
"Everything is great, deliveries are fantastic and on time. It is the greatest education programme ever to be introduced to schools, it gets to the heart of the issue and puts fruit in front of our children, it has changed diets and is a normal part of our day, I'll be really interested to see the results in 20 years if I’m still around, thanks so much for all that you do."
TKKM O Tamaki Nui A Rua, Mid Central, September 2019