27,000 Sandwiches for Hungry Kids

May 27, 2021

It was fantastic to meet so many other locals at the Lucas Garden Day and we look forward to meeting many more. We invite everyone to join us to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 at Mullawallah Rotary Park. We will announce and present prizes to the Environmental Challenge winners. Hopefully we will all hear some fantastic ideas to help our environment!

Take the opportunity to be a part of the park’s development by planting a tree or helping to maintain those that have already been planted. (Bring gardening gloves/trowel if you have them to help with weeding around the trees). This will also be a chance for the community to have an input into the next 15 to 20 year
plans for Mullawallah Rotary Park area.

Support for homeless and at-risk people

We were thrilled to see our support for Uniting’s Breezeway Meals and Emergency Relief Centre finally to fruition, with the opening of the new facilities. Our Pick My Project grant of $180,000 helped get the project started, and with generous support from other local organisations and businesses, a fabulous resource has been developed to assist those most in need, in our community.

Medical and School Equipment

We arranged for a container of medical equipment to be sent to support Sidinda Health Clinic Inc, an Australian not-for-profit providing ongoing medical and educational support to the people of Sidinda in rural Zimbabwe. The next container to be sent will contain school supplies, so any donations of school stationery items, pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, glue sticks, soccer balls and netballs, word and number games, textbooks, sewing thread, buttons, sewing needles, knitting wool and knitting needles, school shoes, socks, runners, reading glasses, school shoes, socks, runners, bras, undies (new), or blankets would be gratefully received.

Eatup – 27,000 Sandwiches for Hungry Kids

We delivered our 27,000th sandwich to local Primary schools so that kids don’t need to try to think on an empty tummy. The majority of those have been made by Year 7 and 8 students at Ballarat Grammar, volunteering after school. The program was initiated by Alfredton Rotary in 2016 and has continued and grown, since then. To create and deliver those sandwiches, we have had the wonderful support of Woolworths, Caine Property, Natures Cargo and Eatup Australia, in addition to the students and staff at Grammar.


And we have had a few Bunnings BBQs and marshalled at some local events to raise funds to support our projects.
We are always keen to meet new prospective members, so if you are interested in any of the projects mentioned, or have other ideas, message us on Facebook or email alfredtonrotary@hotmail.com

We would love to hear from you.

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