Cafe donating sandwiches to feed hungry young at school

HAVE you ever had to choose between giving your children lunch or dinner?

Sadly one in four families at various times in the local area are faced with this choice but a charity and a generous team from a Punchbowl cafe, have joined forces to supply sandwiches to a primary school, with more schools invited to get in touch.
Cafe on the Boulevarde staffer Sana Karan, who is also a volunteer at Community Care Kitchen, saw the community’s need and approached cafe owner Rabih Chamma to see what could be done to help.
“Rabih is a passionate community supporter and jumped at the idea, that’s how the ‘Lunchbox’ campaign was born,” Sana said.
“We knew a lot of schools had breakfast programs and thought that providing sandwiches for needy students at lunchtime would go a long way to help.”
Only getting the program underway about three weeks ago, Sana said the cafe has been supplying 30 sandwiches a week to Bass Hill Public School and another 40 a week to Community Care Kitchen to distribute among their families.
“This service has been supporting single parent families, refugees and asylum seekers,” Sana said.
“We have been lucky to receive donations through our ‘Lunchbox’ campaign and now have enough volunteers and funds to run the program until the end of the year and invite other schools to get in touch with us if they see a need among their students.”
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