Food Drive Takes Off
Year 6 Prefects’ Food Drive initiative gets everyone involved to help the wider community.
Food Drive Takes Off!
Primary School Prefects have many responsibilities throughout their Year 6 journey. One is to organise a fundraiser of their choice.
This year, the Prefects suggested a Food Drive, as a way of getting everyone involved in helping the wider community. We thought this was a fantastic idea, and we could not wait to support them in this initiative. This fundraiser has surpassed all expectations, bringing together a community bound by a shared commitment to alleviate hunger and uplift lives.
Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, operating on a scale that makes it crucial to the front line charities feeding vulnerable Australians. Foodbank provides more than 70% of the food rescued for food relief organisations nation-wide. 29% of South Australian households with a mortgage experienced food insecurity in the last year. On any given day in Australia, more than half a million households are struggling to put food on the table.
Year 6 Prefects, Cain, Amelia, Anne, Joshua, Ania, and Sophia, were inspired to organise a casual day where students could ‘represent your sports team’ to raise awareness for the Food Drive. Students were encouraged to bring non-perishable food rather than a gold coin donation.
The outpouring of donations filled the tables to overflowing. Mountains of canned food, boxes of cereal, and bags of nutritious goodies painted a heartwarming picture of compassion.
Delivered with love
Mr Carson and I took the Prefects to the Woodville Food Hub to deliver the food boxes, and it was heartwarming to watch our students bless others. They were so grateful for our donations, and we were able to visit the Food Bank shop, which gave us a deeper appreciation of the importance of this organisation.
The success of the Food Drive is a testament to the strength of unity and compassion, and we want to thank our Cedar community for their generosity.
Mrs Melody Birch, Director of Upper Primary
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