WOODVALE Secondary College students warmed up their cooking skills on Thursday morning to help prepare food for people in need.
Teachers at the Prepare Produce Provide organisation worked with the school on its 5000 Meals project on August 4.
“Our focus in our events is to provide opportunities for students to build a career in the food industry and we feel the best way to do this is through projects in schools across WA,” co-founder Cath MacDougall said.
“We have over 30 schools involved in the program, which is designed to use surplus produce and sourced foods to create meals that are then packaged, labelled and distributed to the community in need.
“Each school’s target is to make 500 meals – many schools make more.
“This year, schools will have access to produce including lupins, Australian mullet, Udon noodles and various surplus produce.”
Professional chefs joined Woodvale students at this month’s event, which is an appetiser to the ‘Cooking with Kids’ program that will run at the Perth Royal Show later this year.
Between September 24 and October 1, each school will have two-hour time slots for a team of eight to 10 students to prepare meals.
Mercedes College will be rostered for the first day, with Woodvale SC on the next day, then Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, Ursula Frayne Catholic College, Bertram Primary School, Methodist Ladies College, Eastern Hills Senior High School and Northam Senior High School.
In the past three years, WA schools have prepared 25,000 meals as part of the 5000 Meals project
For more information, visit https://prepareproduceprovide.wordpress.com/5000-meals/.