A soft food company has teamed up with Waikato-Tainui to distribute kai packs to those in need during the coronavirus lockdown.
Waikato-Tainui are packing and distributing more than 5,000 kai packs to the elderly and most vulnerable across New Zealand. The packs include fortified purees and other soft foods from The Pure Food Co.
Company co-founder Sam Bridgewater said the meals were an ideal donation as they had a shelf life of 30 days in the refrigerator, required minimum preparation, and were ready to serve, meaning less hands and less chance of infection.
“The key thing we are noticing right around the country is that people are wanting safer, more convenient food that they can prepare quickly,” he said.