One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the loss of free school meals that many disadvantaged children rely on each day. But regardless of whether they’re learning at school or learning from home, these children still need healthy food to fuel their growing bodies and minds.
Australian food relief charity Eat Up normally provides thousands of sandwiches every week to children at some 450 schools across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, but in an agile response to the growing food security crisis Eat Up has found a new way to support these children and their families.
Eat Up’s new Emergency Box is packed full of fruits, vegetables, pastas, breads, snacks, and Sanitarium products including Weet-Bix™, UP&GO™ and So Good™ milks. Eat Up provides the boxes to schools, and the schools then ensure they reach the families who need them most.
Eat Up founder Lyndon Galea said: “Our emergency food boxes are much needed and with the help of donations will be a relief to those families in need. For every $10 that is donated, we can turn that into a 10kg food box valued at $30, so you can see every little bit of support we receive goes a long way!”
From all of us at Sanitarium, thank you to Lyndon and the Eat Up team for your amazing work and continuing to care for the community during the COVID-19 crisis.
To donate to Eat Up or find out how you can help them make a difference, please visit https://emergency-boxes.raisely.com/
Sanitarium has donated 18,000 packs of Weet-Bix, 18,000 cartons of So Good and 18,000 units of UP&GO to support Eat Up’s Emergency Box initiative.
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