Queen of Apostles students join forces to fight hunger

​Superheroes (from left) Ava Ahlbe​rg, Charlee Oddo and Elliana Anderson have joined the fight against hunger

​WHEN the year 5/6 students from Queen of Apostles in Stafford organised a superhero free-dress day to fundraise for the Foodbank Hunger Drive, Foodbank Queensland and Channel 9's Today Extra took notice!  

The students are rallying behind the annual Drive to help Queensland families struggling to put food on the table.  

Today Extra crossed live to the primary school on Wednesday 1 September to talk to 'hunger fighter' and Year 5 student Charlee Oddo and Foodbank Queensland CEO, Sara Harrup. 

Charlee, who has a passion for helping those less fortunate, recently became a Foodbank Hunger Fighter and encouraged her school to sign up to the Drive. 

A very excited Charlee told the Today Extra hosts she wanted to encourage her classmates to dress up as 'Hunger Fighters' to help Foodbank supply half a million meals to Queenslanders in need. 

“Every single dollar we raise for the Foodbank Hunger Drive will create two nutritious meals for families going hungry," she said.  

Queen of Apostles Assistant Principal for Religious Education Kym Waters said the school was proud to again be supporting the Foodbank Hunger Drive.  

“Fundraising for our superhero dress-up day is part of a larger focus – to educate our school community and their families about food insecurity." 

Kym said so far, the school had raised more than $900 towards their goal of $1200 with the aim beating last year's tally of $1098. 

Foodbank Queensland CEO, Sara Harrup said she was delighted to see schools like Queen of Apostles in Stafford putting in so much effort towards helping others in need. 

“The Hunger Drive was Foodbank Queensland's biggest fundraising event of the year and was a great community building activity for students to get involved in," she said. 

This month, Foodbank are encouraging schools, individuals, and organisations to join the fight against hunger by signing up to the Drive and donating food hampers virtually at hungerdrive.org.au  

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