Monday, July 22, 2024

School kids volunteer to make sandwiches for less fortunate

Kids across the country have been volunteering to make sandwiches for those less fortunate than themselves, as demand on family food relief services rises.

According to family food relief service, Eat Up Australia, more families are struggling to put food in lunchboxes.

Eat Up delivers more than 30,000 free lunches to students at 900 schools across Australia each week, ensuring students get the nutrients they need to concentrate and learn.

“This wouldn’t be possible without the long-term support of Wonder, who to date, have donated over two million lunches to Eat Up,” Eat Up said.

Goodman Fielder Chief Marketing Officer Christine Fung says: “At Wonder, we’re on a mission to use food for good, and that’s why we’ve teamed up with Eat Up to deliver nutritious lunches to kids who need it the most. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership with Eat Up to help build a brighter future for all Aussie kids.”

This year, Wonder marked its 30th birthday, supporting Eat Up to make 30,000 sandwiches with students from 30 schools across Australia.

Eat Up founder Lyndon Galea says: “We have loved getting local schools involved and spreading awareness on this issue. Educating kids in schools reduces stigma and will hopefully lead to less hungry students.

“We are also incredibly grateful to Wonder who have been instrumental in helping us deliver those free lunches and thank them for their continued support.”

Eat Up is continuing to increase the number of supported schools and students that it provides free lunches for.

“These sandwich making events were extra special, as for the first time ever, Eat Up had kids volunteering to make sandwiches for schools, whereas in the past the volunteers had been adults.”

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