Anzac biscuits anyone? What about some muffins? Or some delicious porridge?
Girls Academy students have been learning many different ways to cook with oats and enjoying hot drinks, among other pantry delights, thanks to the generosity of one of our supporters.
Nestlé donated 40 pallets — or more than 500 cases — of products to Academies around Australia in response to COVID-19.
The company, which has been a supporter since 2010, was quick to realise the financial strain the pandemic would place on people and communities.
Rashna Shroff, Nestlé’s corporate programs and sponsorship manager, said the company wanted to help many of the communities in which they operated.
“We reached out to see if there was need, or anything we could do to help the girls and their families,” she said. “Products we chose were based on items we thought would be needed and enjoyed by families.”
Among the bevy of products were boxes of Uncle Tobys Traditional Oats, tins of Milo, Nescafé coffee, and a few treats such as KitKat bars and Milo snack bars.
The items were part of care packages, that also included school supplies and toiletries, that Academy staff have been delivering to girls and their families. While many staff are still busy sorting through the pallets to bundle up, those who have received their packages couldn’t be happier.
“I just can’t thank you guys enough for the food bag,” Ava, from Tamworth Girls Academy, said. “Never in my school life have I been a part of such an amazing friendly team. I’m just gobsmacked. I’m so glad I’m part of Girls Academy. It has affected my life in a good way, basically more joyful and (it makes me) look forward to going to school more.”
“These past few months have been more important than ever for Australians to band together and help one another,” Rashna said. “Together with Girls Academy, we wanted to do what we could do to make a positive difference and help those who needed it the most.”
Nestlé was one of many corporate partners to reach out to Girls Academy to offer assistance as the seriousness of COVID-19 became clear.
Girls Academy is grateful for their continued support.