22 Jul 2014
2014 SBP Volunteer Award - Results
The Healthy Food for All® team would like to thank the 80 schools who nominated worthy volunteers and groups for the 2013 School Breakfast Program Volunteer Awards. A total of 111 individuals and groups were acknowledged and formally recognised for their outstanding contribution to School Breakfast Programs across the state. For the fourth year running, Mentally Healthy WA endorsed the Awards through their Act-Belong-Commit initiative, in acknowledgment of the benefits of volunteering to good mental health.
Volunteers are critical to the existence of School Breakfast Programs across WA. Whilst Foodbank WA provides the ‘food’ component of the program free of charge to schools, the Program would not function on a school-level without the commitment and dedication of volunteers. On each school day, hundreds of volunteers across WA work to ensure that thousands of children can sit down in the classroom with a full stomach and ready to learn. School Breakfast Program volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, be they parents, community members or representatives from outside groups. Even school staff who coordinate the program often volunteer their time over and above their usual duties.
When submitting the nominations, schools were asked to provide a brief supporting statement. We received some wonderful feedback about the dedicated individuals and groups working in SBP schools across the state. Please click here to view a sample of the fantastic feedback we received, and a complete list of the 2014 SBP Volunteer Award recipients!