1 in 5 Australian children go to school without food from home to fuel their growing bodies and minds. Eat Up Australia is filling the lunchtime gap with more than 7,000 lunches every school week.
$11,000 feeds hungry kids at 12 schools across Sydney for the full 2019 school year and builds a tribe of kind volunteers of all ages.
While Foodbank Australia runs a breakfast program, come lunchtime, children are going hungry. Missing meals leads to fatigue, poor concentration, and higher rates of school absence. Hungry kids fall behind their peers, further contributing to the cycle of disadvantage.
Eat up is a sustainable, collaborative model, where communities, schools and corporate groups are engaged to prepare sandwiches.