Great hospitality was on the menu when two busloads of University of Otago students stopped in Wanaka late last week.
The students were part of a team of people who travelled to Fox Glacier on Friday to help clean up the area following a massive landfill spill.
Their long bus ride was broken up in Wanaka where the students were treated to a hot meal served by members of the Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions Club.
Nine members served up 74 meals as part of their catering service on Friday night, before the students piled back on to their bus, bound for Fox Glacier.
Among those Lions Club members was president Betty George.
She said the request for 74 meals came from the Queenstown Lakes District Council and they were only too happy to help.
“We thought it was a good service to give to them.
“They were very appreciative.”
The caterers met a range of dietary requirements.
That challenge was nothing compared to the work ahead of the group of students, she said.
“We did it as a service project. [It was probably] easier than picking up rubbish or five hours on a bus.”