College Reaches 10,000th-Sandwich Milestone

The Geelong College had two reasons to celebrate last week, after making its 10,000th Eat Up sandwich and receiving a grant from Give Where You Live for the Geelong Eat Up program.

Eat Up is an Australian charity which started in Victoria and is rapidly expanding into other states. It aims to ensure no child goes hungry at school by providing sandwiches and snacks for children who'd otherwise go without. 

The Geelong College has been holding volunteer sandwich-making workshops with students, parents and staff since August last year, averaging about 1000 sandwiches per workshop. Starting with nine support schools last year, our sandwiches are now being distributed to children in 16 schools in the Geelong region.

Last Friday, the Year 6s had the honour of making the College's 10,000th Eat Up sandwich. Also invited to the special occasion was Kimberley Sinnott from Give Where You Live, which has awarded a grant to the Geelong Eat Up program for a second year. The grant will enable us to continue buying wholemeal bread for the sandwiches. The Geelong Advertiser was also there to capture the moment for Saturday's newspaper.

The final Eat Up workshop for the 2018 school year will be held on Friday 7 December at 9am. We are inviting parents, staff and other interested members of the College community to come to the Senior School Meeting Room, above Senior School Admin, to help make and/or deliver more than 1000 sandwiches. We're seeking about 20 sandwich-makers from 9am-10.30am and five drivers from 10.30am. Please contact Carli Roulston at to RSVP.

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