Thu 23rd May
Thousands of non-perishable food items have been crowding the rooms of Townsville Grammar School for the last few weeks, as students have been contributing to the School’s annual Food Appeal to help feed Townsville’s needy families.
The Grammar Interact Club co-ordinates the Food Appeal and encourages Form classes to compete against each other to see which one can contribute the most food items. This Friday at lunchtime, the Interact Club students will be loading these thousands of food items to send to Food Relief NQ. All items will then be re-distributed to aid organizations within Townsville.
“Leadership through service comes in many forms at Grammar, but we find that the Food Appeal each year has a tangible value for our students – the fact that there are many people in Townsville who cannot afford to feed themselves is a very humbling reality for most teenagers. We are very aware that the numbers of these citizens in our community is only growing – especially in these hard times - and we want to enable community service amongst our students to help others wherever they can.
“Every year we are overwhelmed at how well students respond to help local families in their own community. The fact that this Food Appeal is so successful also speaks volumes for the community spirit of our students and their families,” said School Principal, Mr Timothy Kelly.