24 Sep Tucka-Time Receives Large Donation
Stockland is proud to support the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together grants program, which helps drought-affected communities access the resources they need to support one another.
Stockland CARE Foundation’s donation to FRRR has helped fund a $37,500 grant to the Centre for Rural and Regional Indigenous Health for their Tucka-Time Program, which is designed to increase access to fresh produce and help improve nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary aged students in the Gladstone area.
Melena McKeown, spokesperson for the Centre for Rural and Regional Indigenous Health, said the success of the Tucka-Time program lay in its grassroots principle of collaborating with individual communities.
“We deliver a comprehensive health, wellbeing, nutrition and cooking program suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages, in either school or community settings,” she said.
The program has been enhanced with the addition of fruit and vegetables boxes, made available through a grant from the Stockland CARE Foundation.
Ms McKeown continued: “Not only will these boxes introduce participants and their families to a variety of fruit and vegetables they may not have been previously exposed to, but it also helps boost local small businesses within rural and regional communities. This is a win-win situation for everyone.”
Amy Hogan, National Sustainability Manager at Stockland, said that they were proud to support such a worthy cause.
It is expected that more than 1,500 food boxes will be distributed to the 750 participants and their extended families enrolled in the program.
The Tucka-Time program will be rolled out until December 2021.