Serving Up School Pride In Frankston North
Mahogany Rise Primary School is serving up free and healthy lunches to hungry students, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today visited the school to take a look at its community kitchen, which was funded by the Labor Government.
The school received $200,000 to build the new kitchen facility, which was completed in May this year. It is used to serve all students a free lunch each day and teach children the important life skill of preparing healthy food.
Mahogany Rise Primary School is one of 500 schools that has a School Breakfast Club and uses its new kitchen space to provide free and healthy breakfasts to students.
It is part of the Government’s Education State targets of building pride and confidence in our schools and ensuring kids are happy, healthy and resilient.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Healthy food programs ensure students have the fuel that they need to learn throughout the entire school day.”
“It’s exciting to see Mahogany Rise Primary School serve up these fantastic meals and I look forward to seeing many more cooked up in the school’s kitchen.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“Mahogany Rise is not only making sure students have a full stomach it is teaching them cooking and healthy eating skills they can rely on their entire lives.”
“This kitchen is something the entire community can be proud of and I applaud the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to serve up these hot lunches.”