Koroit and District Primary School students and their families have donated more than 285 kilograms to Food Share.
Warrnambool and District Food Share chief Dedy Friebe said they were grateful for the school community’s generosity and the items had boosted the charity’s pantry. “We have really good stocked winter shelves,” he said. “We’ve got good quality soup, baked beans, pasta and cereal that we wouldn’t normally have. We’ve never been this stock rich.”
“It’s just great to have that support. It’s like a third source of food for us. We get great donations from the supermarkets, we get a lot of food from Foodbank in Melbourne but it’s supplemented by these great groceries that the community keep turning up with.”
He said Food Share held workshops with schools, highlighting the importance of giving. “It strengthens relationships between schools and the next generation and looking at what’s possible to achieve with community-rallying support.”