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Brekky Club provides food and smiles to Logan students

Local community and economy

Published 13th May 20 - by ashleyking

Downer is committed to having a positive impact on every community they operate in.

Downer’s partnership with Logan City Council (LCC) as part of the Water Infrastructure Program Alliance includes an initial five-year contract to plan, design and deliver water and wastewater infrastructure. Downer believes it is a fantastic opportunity to provide a positive legacy for the local community and environment. And, while the infrastructure that is being built will leave a lasting legacy, their project teams are constantly looking for opportunities to personally make a difference in the local community.

The local initiative the Downer project team has got behind is Brekky Club, a volunteer program that serves up breakfast to students at a local high school.

Caption: Project Delivery Manager, Matt Thomson, volunteers at Brekky Club.

Downer team members are volunteering on Friday mornings, serving up food to students who may not always get breakfast at home. The chance to have something to eat and a quick chat can make all the difference to some of the students, making it a truly rewarding experience for the volunteers.

A typical Brekky Club session, which is run by a local church and includes donations from Foodbank and our project team, adds up to:

  • 40 loaves of bread
  • 35 two-litre bottles of milk
  • 3kg of Nutella
  • Four large jars of cream cheese
  • Several jars of honey and jam
  • Cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, muesli bars and milo.

Downer’s involvement in Brekky Club is likely to extend to another school in Logan.

“To support the Brekky Club we have donated funds to purchase a container unit for storing catering equipment and food supplies,” Downer’s General Manager – Water Services North, Chris Yeats, said. “This will enable the initiative to extend its services at another school. It’s important for our people to be a part of our efforts in the community. Well done to all of our volunteers.”

If you would like to help the Brekky Club by donating cash or food donations, please email [email protected]

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