CFK recently made a $20,000 donation to Foodbank (SA). If you are not aware Foodbank (SA)run a range of programs to assist school students experiencing food insecurity across metropolitan Adelaide as well as regional and remote areas of South Australia. Through consultation with the 460 schools involved in the Foodbank SA School Programs, it has been identified that many students and families facing food insecurity also struggle to afford personal hygiene products. It has been highlighted by schools that this can lead to young women avoiding school for a significant period of time over the school year.
CFK has funded the Foodbanks (SA) Young Women’s Program which aims to provide young women between 10-17 years of age with a pack containing a weeks worth of essential sanitary items in a discreet toiletry bag. Up to 2000 Young women’s packs will be distributed through the schools program. Schools will be able to order the packs to have on hand to provide to students needing products. The packs will also benefit all young women attending Foodbank SA Food Hubs and youth support agencies across South Australia.
CFK and Foodbank SA aim to make life a little easier for young women in need by helping to provide essential sanitary products so they are able to attend school or alternative education centres, thereby continuing their education. https://www.foodbanksa.org.au/ .