Sandwiches are devoured within the blink of an eye and if they didn't arrive, neither would the kids.
Attendance has gone through the roof at Te Papapa School in Onehunga since they became part of the Eat My Lunch programme in late 2015.
Te Papapa School principal Robyn Curry says the simple commitment to feeding children at least one healthy meal a day has had a profound effect.
Curry shows great leadership common sense in commenting that schools cannot be expected to take responsibility for feeding children but that students should not go hungry anywhere, anytime while at school.
"It's not the child's fault for any hardship or trauma in the home," she says.
"We can argue about parent responsibility but kids need to be at school and the quick fix is to just feed them.
"The impact this has is it's creating a far better school experience for both the children and their families."
Completely agree. When students are focusing on their hunger no matter what the cause or reason, there is next to no chance of the same students focusing on their schoolwork.