Volunteers needed to feed students breakfast

Mount Gravatt-East State School (MGESS) is looking for volunteers to help provide breakfast through their morning Top-Up Station to ensure kids have the brain food they need to start their day of learning.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said volunteers were the lifeblood of local communities and what MGESS needs to keep this great initiative going.

“The idea of the Top-Up station is to provide a breakfast based snack for kids who may have missed breakfast or need an extra snack to fill them up before they start school,” Mr Vasta said

“It’s a judgement-free zone which means all kids feel welcome and have food in their bellies so they can concentrate on their lessons rather than a rumbling belly.”

Mr Vasta said MGESS would love more volunteers to get involved or alternatively, donations of food were also welcome to keep this initiative going.

“Without volunteers, well-meaning initiatives like this are limited in how they operate and how many people they can help,” Mr Vasta said.

“I am proud to have my office team volunteer on a regular basis at MGESS and witness the positive impact they’re having on students.”

“If you are a local business in the food industry or have staff free for the first part of the morning, why not donate some of your time and resources by giving back to the local community.”

If you want to know how to become a volunteer or to donate, please contact my office on 3893 3488 or email ross.vasta.mp@aph.gov.au