Imagine a world where children can’t think straight at school because they don’t have enough food to give them energy. Unfortunately this happens right here in Melbourne. Many students go to school without any food to get them through the day. It’s not fair that other kids, like me, don’t have lunch. Eating helps fuel our brains for taking in information – if we don’t have enough energy, our education and our lives will suffer.
Eat Up is a non-profit organisation that helps young people in need to get the lunch they deserve. Eat Up serves a whopping 165 schools in the western and northern suburbs of Melbourne, providing lunches for thousands of children. Eat Up started when one of the founders, Lyndon Galea, saw his hometown’s school in need. It’s amazing how the people who started Eat Up gave up their own money and time to help children in need.