Thousands of underprivileged students in Victoria, Australia, received a helping hand during their vacation by sending free meals to those in need amid a cost-of-living crisis.
As part of the Government’s School Breakfast Club programme, nearly 6,000 food packs were delivered to families over the summer holidays and nearly 28 million free healthy meals were provided to 1,000 Victorian school students. rice field.
A $71 million initiative launched in 2016 seeks to address the impact of disadvantage on educational outcomes by partnering with Foodbank Victoria to provide free, healthy meals.
In this program, a healthy breakfast is provided to all students, and lunches and household groceries, including holiday food, are provided for students who need additional support.
Victoria’s Education Minister Natalie Hutchins said it was important for students to get help when they needed it.
“This program is already making a difference for students who need extra support to eat nutritious and delicious meals every morning. We are proud to support the School Breakfast Club all year round. I think,” she said.