At Fonterra, we help out our communities where we can.


Partnering with Sanitarium and the New Zealand Government means all of us can help create goodness for generations and give children the best start to the day – a nutritious breakfast.

We value the part we play in our community and being part of this programme helps us to forge strong relationships, grow future leaders while making valuable nutrition available to our tamariki.

The initial aim of providing a nutritious breakfast for kids who might otherwise not get that has been achieved. But, what has exceeded expectations are the communities in and out of the schools that have developed from the breakfast clubs and some of the intangible qualities that have come with that – care, nurturing, confidence and connection. We feel fortunate (and a little proud) to be playing a role in these communities. 

10-year milestone

The KickStart Breakfast programme celebrated 10-years in November 2019 as the only national breakfast programme of its kind in Aotearoa, serving more than 30 million breakfasts since 2009.

Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive, Marama Edwards, says MSD and its partners were proud to see KickStart Breakfast grow from 400 schools serving breakfast two days a week in 2013 to more than 1,000 schools serving 30,000 breakfasts every day.

"All children should be able to have a good nutritious start to their school day"

Marama Edwards

Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive

We have served more than 40 million breakfasts, and run in more than 1,100 schools nationwide.

Partnering to get help where we can

When New Zealand went into Covid-19 lockdown KickStart Breakfast let Principals know that they could send product that was already at schools, home to those most in need...

10 years of KickStart breakfast
 

For 10 years we’ve been partnering to help provide nutritious breakfasts to Kiwi kids. Mike Cronin explains how the KickStart Breakfast programme delivers more than you’d expect...

KickStart Breakfast Unsung Hero Award 

In 2018, Putaruru Primary School won this award.

KickStart Breakfast Student Champion

Meet our 2016 winner, Bryn Boyes from Motueka High School.

The community hub

See what our communities are doing.