Purebread Kicking it in the Kitchen
Photo above: Epuni School
Purebread, New Zealand’s first certified organic bakery, has launched a new organic initiative to further support and empower kiwi kids.
Dubbed ‘School Soup Days,’ the initiative is part of Purebread’s on-going Organic Education Programme designed to inform school children about organic production, healthy eating and growing their own produce.
Since its launch in 2014, School Soup Days have taken place in several schools and kindergartens around New Zealand.
As part of the programme, schools grow their own fresh vegetables using packets of organic seeds donated to them by Purebread. Once picked, the vegetables are cooked into a large soup for the children to enjoy.
Robert Glensor, Purebread’s founder and instigator of the Organic Education Programme said the School Soup Days are one of the ways they care for the environment and educate New Zealand’s next generation.
“As part of the project we do some travelling around the country visiting schools. Some of their gardens are absolutely magnificent and the children are very proud of them. When Soup Days is on we get along and join in by providing the organic bread, toast and butter. I have a commercial toaster which keeps up with demand. The kids just love it.”
Purebread’s next School Soup Day is on September 4 at Raumati South School on the Kapiti Coast.
The Organic Education Programme has been proved successful so far with over 100,000 packets of seeds donated to 80 schools throughout the country.
If you would like to find out more about the Organic Education Programme or School Soup Days visit www.purebread.co.nz.
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