Teachers are handing out hot meals to students - for some it's their only one

Monday, August 19, 2019

Schools supplying hot meals to students throughout winter have seen a rise in attendance and grades.

Each day over winter, crockpots have been set up in classrooms at decile 2 school Waiopehu College in Levin filled with soups, curry, baked beans and rice. A sign attached to one reads, "Free soup, help yourself".

Students can be seen picking up a bowl and settling into their lessons, spoon in hand.

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