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Graduating from the school of hard Knox: Sydney students take the Wesley Homeless Food Challenge

25 November 2015 Wesley Mission news

Could you feed a family for three days with just $10? That’s the challenge Wesley Mission poses to school and community organisation groups who take part in the Wesley Homeless Food Challenge.

As well as testing resourcefulness and encouraging team work, the challenge helps participants understand more about the hardship facing people experiencing homelessness.

Forty students from Knox Grammar School became the latest group to successfully complete the challenge, donating over $1,500 worth of food to our food and care program, Wesley Connect.

Wesley Connect offers people experiencing homelessness or facing hardships non-perishable food items and personal care items, and helps connect them to other sources of assistance within Wesley Mission and beyond.

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This isn’t Knox Grammar’s first rodeo though. Their most recent efforts mark the school’s ninth year working with Wesley Mission.

“The staff and students of Knox Grammar are long term supporters of Wesley Mission’s work” said Wesley Community Engagement Manager, Richard Duncan.

Their most recent efforts generated enough food to feed over 30 families through Wesley Connect and resulted in them being finalists in the 2015 annual volunteer awards.”

For more information or to find out how you can take part in the Wesley Homeless Food Challenge contact our Community Engagement team today.