Healthy Meals for Children
Healthy meals for children Support from the Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation will enable us to deliver meals free of charge to vulnerable children aged between 3 and 18. Children from low socio-economic areas who are impacted by poverty and/or addiction, domestic violence, parents’ mental health problems, unemployment and homelessness will receive our meals. We will deliver fresh fruit platters, vegetables, fresh sandwiches and hot healthy, ready-to-eat meals to kindergartens, primary and secondary school students, children living with their families in supported accommodation and disadvantaged teenagers in before and after school care programs. For those children with no access to a kitchen we will deliver boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as groceries, lunch ingredients and special treats, such as cakes and other desserts. Examples of some of the community food programs we will support: 2 mornings per week fresh sandwiches and fruit platters, vegetable sticks, dips and savouries delivered to TRY Kindergarten in Prahran for groups of disadvantaged toddlers; 3 days per week ready-to-heat meals, fresh fruit and breakfast supplies delivered to Prahran Community Learning Centre for groups of disadvantaged teenagers; 1 afternoon per week lunch delivered to LiveWires, a charity providing aftercare programs for housing estate kids ; Weekly boxes of groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables and frozen meat delivered to, or collected by, the Children First Foundation and McAuley House, a women’s refuge; Weekly boxes of lunch ingredients, fresh fruit and vegetables and cakes delivered for children in supported accommodation (STEPS Program, LAUNCH Housing) whose families have no access to kitchens.