We're all likely to spend a few $10's over the next few weeks. There's the 'Secret Santa' we have to buy for work, a couple of boxes of chocolates, and a Christmas card or two.
Today, we're asking you to consider sharing $10 that will make a difference for a young child. $ 10 that will help us offer Garden to Table to a child within a school, for a year.
A year of learning to love, grow and cook fresh fruit and vegetables which, we know, can make a long-term impact on health.
But Garden to Table is more than just a food education programme. You will also be giving a child the chance to find out that, actually, they can be pretty good at maths. Or science. Or English. $10 that can change the way they view themselves, what they can do, and what they are capable of.
Why Garden to Table? We hear all the time that "Garden to Table day is our favourite day of the week" and that, for some children, it's what gets them to school that day. For others, it's the chance to have proper meal. And there's no stigma attached. Everyone sits down and enjoys what they've made, together. Sharing a sense of pride and achievement.
“I call Garden to Table a Happy Programme. It brings great joy for all involved; students, volunteers and school staff who partake. Take a picture of a Garden to Table session and you will see all the bright smiles and happy faces.” Simon, Kitchen Specialist.
But we need help to be there. $10 will help us support a child, providing the resources, training and contact to get their Garden to Table programme up and running.
We can't do it without you.