We're Helping Aussie kids who would otherwise go hungry!
As we celebrate our 30th Birthday, we're teaming up with our charity partner Eat Up to donate 30,000 sandwiches to kids who would otherwise go hungry.
We called on school kids across the country to help us make 30,000 sandwiches and we were overwhelmed with schools expressing their interest to participate. With registrations now closed, we are currently working through school selection and planning the program.
Who are Eat Up?
With the help of their partners and dedicated volunteers, each week Eat Up makes and delivers over 20,000 lunches directly to schools for vulnerable children. To date they have provided over 3 million lunches to Aussie kids in need!
1 in 5 Australian students at the schools Eat Up support need an Eat Up lunch.*
How are schools being selected?
Schools are selected primarily on the basis of their proximity to CBD locations (up to 30 min drive) in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth or nearby Eat Up cool rooms located in the following suburbs: Altona North VIC, Botany NSW, Morningside QLD, Bibra Lake WA.
How does the session run?
Sessions run for 60 minutes, and Eat Up will require 40-60 Year 5 & above students to participate.
Eat Up come to your classroom with all the ingredients and equipment, and their trained facilitators guide the kids in teams to make sandwiches.
Students will use Wonder bread, spreads and cheese to make sandwiches, to then be wrapped and stacked for delivery.
Where do the Eat Up sandwiches get donated?
Eat Up provides sandwiches to disadvantaged children nationally who arrive at school without lunch. They support students at 750+ schools in both metro and regional areas around the country with the support of volunteers, founders and in-kind supporters.
How can you support Eat Up outside of this?
Making a donation here. Every $10 supports one child in need for a year.
Start a fundraising campaign at your workplace or among your social groups. You can get started here.
*Eat Up Learn, Grow and Succeed Report, 2022