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Reply To: Hi, and thanks for having this service available.This is a food production / marketing / business growth questionWe are an Auckland based catering service providing beautiful fresh nutritious catering to Early childcare centres.Due to Covid-19 we have had to close as our centres have been closed. As we re-open we will have lost customers and know our numbers will be down.As a new-ish and small operation we are vulnerable.We would really appreciate some advise on how to effectively reach new business and get our brand out there quickly within the ECE sector. We offer a fantastic service and have been lucky to grow our business so far on great word of mouth and hard work to build a great reputation.To manage our way through this hit we to promote to our service really for the first time.Many thanksWith little to no marketing funds available I know thins is tough. 

I’d echo the above and also consider areas where you could partner up with meal delivery services or even offer that up as a takeaway offering or weekly meal plan for kids (think hello fresh, eat my lunch, my food bag).
There is also an opportunity to approach GOVT as there will be a huge need for food in schools as we have not seen the full effect of the “second wave” of Covid19 and an opportunity to provide nutritious food in schools when there will be high need areas that could well do with targeted, nutritious food, to feed some going with out…
Perhaps a good way to connect into this space is the team at Eat my Lunch who may offer further assistance (despite them doing this themselves) or even Fonterra who manages the milk in schools program.