Fuel for School at Morning Bites

Filed in Recent News by May 21, 2019

LOCAL students on their way to school can now grab a healthy start to their day at the Morning Bites food van.

The van was the idea of Lee Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, in partnership with Joblink Plus, Foodbank NSW, Woolworths Scone, Coles Scone and the federal government, which began operation this week.

Ready to serve breakfast to local school children: Ebony Laithwaite and Jo Wilson, in the Morning Bites van.

Ready to serve breakfast to local school children: Ebony Laithwaite and Jo Wilson, in the Morning Bites van.

Lee Watts, said she wanted to make sure all children started their day with the right fuel to go to school.

“The Morning Bites breakfast van started this week and is available to any student on their way to school and the kids are loving it,” said Mrs Watts.

“The van is not funded so we still reply on this very generous community to donate food or support it financially,” she said.

“Families in a position to help can always pop a few coins in the money box on the breakfast van counter if they choose to,” she said.

“The van is manned by staff and volunteers, without them the project would not happen,” Lee Watts said.

The Breakfast Bites menu was designed by SNRC staff member Jaala Presland, who said the menu was warm and wholesome for the winter months.

“The menu will change depending on ingredients we have available to serve,” said Ms Presland.

“For our first week we have on offer warm milo, juice, cereal, fruit bowl and toasted sandwiches,” Jaala Presland said.

  • WHERE: 130 Liverpool Street, Scone.
  • WHEN: 7:30 – 9am each school morning.