Tarrington Lutheran School Parents and Friends (P & F) group have this term began a fundraiser of a different kind, warming the tummies of students with a healthy hearty meal in the process.
The school P&F spoke at the end of term 1 about providing soup lunches for students during the winter months after a passionate parent initially shared the idea. This term, the group have begun making a batch of healthy soup available for free to students every Thursday, all students need to do is BYO soup mug/cup! To build in a fundraising component, toasties are also made available with the soups for a cost of $2. So far the committee have done a fantastic job making a number of different types of soups for children to try, including pumpkin and chicken and vegetable.
The student response to the initiative has been great, with Thursday lunchtimes quickly becoming a weekly favourite. The P & F plan to continue the initiative into term 3 with possibly different options in term 4.
Could your school, workplace or community group follow Tarrington Lutheran School’s lead and facilitate a shared healthy meal, whist fundraising in the process? To share your story or idea, or access support, contact Ebony Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org