More than 3000 students volunteered at FareShare in 2015 and our Schools in the Kitchen program is now booked out for 2016.
Last year secondary students came from 80 schools from the public and private sectors including disadvantaged government schools in urban, regional, country and remote Indigenous areas – some with grant assistance from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.
Our unique experiential learning activity empowers students to make a tangible contribution to the community inspiring school food drives, fundraisers and even social enterprises.
A visit by Sunshine College VCAL students sparked a partnership with local businesses which donate food for the students to cook meals for families in the school community.
FareShare’s Dianna Chapman said students gain a huge sense of pride in the FareShare kitchen.
“It’s not often they are provided with an opportunity to volunteer. One Year 9 student from Ballarat Grammar recently told me that this was the highlight of her 4 week City Experience – even better than laser tag. You can’t beat that for positive feedback!”