Students urged to help children in need

March 25, 2014 by  

Schools in Tullamarine and around Melbourne are being urged to get behind this year’s Feed Melbourne campaign and help underprivileged children.

The Schools Big Breakfast initiative enables students to raise money for families who cannot afford food for themselves, including the estimated 600,000 children in Australia who live below the poverty line.

All schools need to do is to sign up to the scheme to receive a nutritious breakfast for all students who make a $5 donation to share before the school day starts. The breakfast includes cereal, yoghurt, a hot cross bun and fruit. Teachers can also take part for a $10 donation.

The money raised helps the Feed Melbourne organization provide food for people who would otherwise go hungry. Poster printing would be a good way for schools to publicise the event and the cause, and students could even help design the posters.

The official big breakfast day is Tuesday April 1st, but schools can take part any time between then and Thursday April 17th.

Feed Melbourne is also running a number of other events as part of the campaign, including a Gourmet Soup Day on Wednesday April 16th and a Shout Lunch campaign, which enables workers to donate the cost of their lunch to the appeal.

Only a certain number of breakfasts are available, so interested schools should register as soon as possible via the Feed Melbourne website.