Brian Rudman approves of Fonterra’s plan to extend its milk in schools programme to the rest of the country after the success of the pilot in Northland.
But then he quotes, and agrees with, Hone Harawira:
“Feeding society’s hungry children shouldn’t be left to well-meaning companies and charities. Feeding the 80,000 children who go to school hungry is the Government’s responsibility.”
No it’s not. The responsibility to feed children lies with their parents.
If they can’t, or don’t, and there is a company which sees a need, and also an opportunity for advertising and promotion, there is absolutely no need to call on the government and taxpayers.