Woonona Public School students’ taste buds are set to benefit most after the school won last month’s major grant for Greater Bank’s #GreaterIllawarra community program.
The $2000 win will be used to improve the canteen which requires upgrading to cater for the 260 plus orders making their way through its doors each week.
Specifically the money will be used to buy a much needed new oven to prepare items from the canteen’s new and improved healthy menu.
The school has worked hard to ensure its food offering is consistent with the Government’s 2019 Healthy Canteen Strategy and the NSW Premier’s priority to decrease childhood obesity by 5 per cent by 2025.
Illawarra Committee Against Domestic Violence and The Pink Elephants Support Network, will also each receive $500 for their nomination to help continue to provide vital services to families in need across the Illawarra region.
Greater Bank’s regional manager, Greg Creagan, was proud to see November’s funding allocated to such worthwhile initiatives within the local community.
“Each month I’m amazed at the calibre of entrants we get for the #GreaterIllawarra program and this month is no different,” Mr Creagan said.
“The volunteers at Woonona Public School are doing an amazing job to ensure they offer healthy and nutritious food options to fuel students and help them thrive. To have a school community that cares so much about this aspect of wellbeing is something that must give all parents peace of mind.”
Voting is now open for the final funding round of the year with Elonera Montessori School Robotics, IRT Foundation and 1st Kieraville Scout Group in the running for their share of the $3000 grant up for grabs.
People have until December 19 to vote. Details at www.greater.com.au/greaterillawarra