Fonterra and Sanitarium partnered in February 2009 to provide a free school breakfast of Anchor milk and Weet-Bix to all New Zealand schools. The NZ Government joined as a supporter in May 2013 which enabled the programme to be extended from two days to five and it was opened up to all schools decile 1 – 10. More than 100,000 breakfasts are served each week in over 800 schools that run their own KickStart Breakfast club.
Working alongside Creative Organism, we have built the entire administration, reporting and technology business processes for Fonterra staff, delivery franchisees, and school/parent coordinators with a school login area and public website. It has worked so well, it was extended by us to be used for the national rollout of Fontera Milk for Schools nationwide as well.
The robust Symfony framework underpins KickStart Breakfast online web systems and processes, with a database giving full audit history of changes made. This online tool saves the administrators hours of manual labour using spreadsheets and automates many of the processes behind managing the product for schools and the school relationship with KickStart Breakfast.