FOODSHARE plans to extend its school breakfast program to more than 50 schools on the Border within six months.
The region’s largest provider of emergency food Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare already offers theprogram to 20schools.
FoodShare manager Peter Matthews said 12 new primary schools had recentlysigned up for the breakfast or after schoolprograms, which were a collaboration with the National Farmers’ Federation.
“We are anticipating having 50-plus schools within the next six months,” he said.
“We have 20 primary schools in our region to date; we will beupscaling our school connectivity this year.”
Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare supplies free, fresh, nutritional food tomore than 120 organisationsbetween Benalla, Bright, Tumbarumba and Corowa.
Itco-ordinates the regional school breakfast program by providing food to schools, childcare centres and tertiary institutions for breakfast and other meals.
Wooragee Primary School will roll out the school breakfast program within a week.
The school’sStephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardenkitchen specialist Bec Davis said itwould supplement their kitchen garden produce.
Ms Davis said FoodShare wouldsupplycereal, bread,milk and fruit for students inPrep to grade 6 should they need it for breakfast or lunch.
She said the students prepared food grown in the garden every Friday.
“We don’t grow things like bananasand we will have access to other ingredients to supplement the kitchen garden,” she said.
“FoodSharestaff are amazing and they couldn’t have done any more to help.”
FoodShare also offers a senior school engagement program to raise awareness about poverty and food security as part of school studies.
VCAL students and young offenders volunteer at FoodShareweekly as part of its Youth At Risk Program.
To register for the school breakfast program contactAlbury Wodonga Regional FoodSharein Wodongaon(02) 6055 6979 or visit 老域名foodshare.org备案老域名.
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