Eat Up!

Eat Up Program Bus & Students
Eat Up Program Bus & Students

How Many Sandwiches Could You Make In 60 Minutes?

On Tuesday 3rd November, 100 Yarrabilba State Secondary College students participated in the ‘Eat Up’ sandwich making session. ‘Eat Up’ is an Australian not-for-profit charitable organisation that helps feed disadvantaged students. With the generous help and the fast paced sandwich making skills of our dedicated students, 2400 sandwiches were made on the day. This opened the students’ eyes to how their contribution can help the less fortunate. The sandwiches will be delivered locally to help feed hungry school students.

‘Eat Up’ makes and delivers thousands of lunches a month to schools around Australia. In fact, since 2013, Eat Up has delivered over 850,000 lunches. Which is over 850,000 afternoons of learning salvaged from the grips of hunger.

Students also learnt about sustainability on the day. Everything gets recycled from the bread ties to the bread bags. The bread tags are recycled locally, raising funds to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged people in South Africa. All of the soft plastics are recycled at the local Coles supermarket and the end crusts are turned into breadcrumbs.

Volunteer sandwich making is a great way for our students at Yarrabilba State Secondary College to tangibly contribute to a very relatable cause. Students are looking forward to ‘Eat Up’ returning in 2021.

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