21 Oct 2015

Gang now providing lunches to 50 schools

9:55 am on 21 October 2015

A Waikato gang says demand for its healthy lunches is growing and it is struggling to keep up.

Jamie Pink

Jamie Pink Photo: Supplied

For the past four years, the Tribal Huks, from Ngaruawahia, have been making and delivering sandwiches to schools as part of their Kai 4 the Future Foundation.

They have gone from supplying sandwiches to 30 schools in the region, and over 400 students, to supplying 50 schools.

Gang president Jamie Pink said his team did not have enough food to serve everyone who needed it.

"Some schools need more than others. Some might need 40 or 50 sandwiches a day, some just need six. Every day we get schools calling us up; we've just got to be careful - we don't want to over-extend. It's a massive problem out there."

He says his crew churn through about 90 loaves of bread a day to try and serve children one to two sandwiches.