Community comes together to address urgent needs
In Edition 8 of our newsletter we shared ideas around prioritising healthy foods for students’ overall wellbeing. As we draw to the end of 2023 our immediate concerns for students experiencing food insecurity has engaged meaningful support in partnership with Baw Baw Food Relief, Follow Bless Collective, Longwarry Food Relief, Uniting Vic Tas and Women on Farms – Gippsland to whom we extend our sincere thanks.
In 2024, a priority program in the philanthropy scope of work will be to implement a Healthy Foods initiative. The team has approached the program plan a bit like designing a community garden. We have recognised the need for healthy foods, we have sown seeds of inspiration to engage community support, we are nurturing the initiative, and we are bringing together all the components that will see us reap the rewards. The program addresses:
- Students experiencing food insecurity
- Effects of hunger (Ref: How does hunger affect your brain? (wellbeingport.com))
Barriers to students eating healthy foods
- Limited financial resources
- Unhealthy food choices can become a habit
- Lack of understanding around healthy food choices
Key aims of the Healthy Foods Initiative
- Increase knowledge of local Food Relief Services
- Make healthy foods accessible for students
- Increase knowledge of healthy food options and their impact on wellbeing
For just $7 you can ensure that a student has access to a healthy lunch during school hours. Just $7 can make a huge difference in someone’s day. Donate now. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. For community partnership or sponsorship details please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how your business can support the Healthy Foods Initiative, you might be surprised at how little it takes to make an impact in your community.