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Nutrition for School Kids

Every day in Australia, one child in every classroom goes to school hungry. So we’re equipping kids with the ingredients and the skills for healthy bodies and minds.

Every ticket counts

$1 = 2 meals

all funded from booking fees

Our impact

150,000 meals

meals provided to date

Our target

10 million

meals by 2030

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No child can be expected to learn on an empty stomach

Yet every year, one million children in Australia experience food insecurity, relying on shelters and charities for their next meal.

Children who go to school hungry have difficulties concentrating in class, experience learning difficulties and are more likely to miss school frequently. Teachers estimate that the average student loses more than 2 hours a day of learning time when they come to school hungry.

This can all lead to long-term effects on their life outcomes and impacts their ability to reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

How we deliver our nutrition program

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Food Rescue and Delivery

Food that would otherwise go to waste is rescued and delivered to local support charities, such as shelters for families. Our delivery partners span 1300 local charities.

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Lifelong Skills and Education

The FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) program inspires kids to eat healthy, waste less and be change makers in their local community. This program trains the kids directly, and trains teachers to expand the reach.

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How you can help

We’re a unique charity, in that we don’t ask for donations (though you are welcome to offer).

Project delivery partners

We believe in impact with evidence, not just good intentions. That’s why we work with expert delivery partners, to make sure all our projects are making long lasting, systemic change.

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Our nutrition for school kids work is delivered in partnership with Ozharvest’s network of 3,500 food donors and 1,300 local charities.

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“Whilst food rescue fills hungry bellies, education transforms lives and is the key to influencing change.”

Ronni Kahn AO, OzHarvest Founder and CEO

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