Is it our job to 'feed the need'?

The call has gone out for young Kiwi kids to be given free meals at primary school.

Free meals for primary school children, it happens in Sweden, Finland and Estonia but is it the right thing to do here? Source: Seven Sharp

Free school meals are being made available in the UK, with a programme implemented to feed every school child up to the age of seven.

The initiative's been rolled out in Sweden, Finland and Estonia so far, and one New Zealand woman believes we should follow suit.

Caterer Kerry Owen is already running a charity here called 'Feed the Need' in low decile schools.

Their programme provides hot meals for children during winter.

It relies on donations and Kerry hopes New Zealanders will support her team: "For a cup of coffee or hot chocolate you could get two children's meals out of that." she says.

Her ultimate mission however, is to gain enough momentum to see us follow England's example.