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5000 meals charity supports Perth students during pandemic

Published:06 August 2020

CQUniversity Perth staff recently teamed up with social enterprise 5000 Meals to provide meals for the University’s international students.

CQUniversity Perth staff recently teamed up with social enterprise 5000 Meals to provide meals for the University’s international students during the ongoing pandemic.

Associate Vice-President (WA) Professor Rob Brown said he was very proud of the commitment shown by University staff and to the many volunteers, particularly those from the Town of Bassendean and from the Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, who provided meals for CQU’s students.

“Our international students have really found it difficult during this time and have greatly appreciated the support given by 5000 Meals.”

Over 1500 meals were provided to about 50 students, along with fresh fruit and vegetables, cakes, coffee, bread, butter, and other non-perishable items.

5000 Meals is a charitable organisation which empowers Perth’s youth to realise their full potential and be agents of change.

By preparing meals for Perth’s people in need, 5000 Meals contributes to reducing food waste and assists innovative community food projects, teaches young people important skills for further education and employment.

5000 Meals is volunteer led and aided by the Perth community, including food relief agencies, schools in the Perth metropolitan area and local businesses who sponsor their projects.