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Young change-makers use their holidays to ‘Feed the Heart and Soul’

As parents, we all want to teach our kids to be kind and to help others. Enter, our ‘Feed the Heart and Soul’ program. This incredibly special program helps children learn new cooking skills while playing a small but significant role in supporting families that are going through one of the hardest journeys in their life.

Run in partnership with Kids in Philanthropy and hosted at Scoffed Cooking School, kids from around Adelaide get together in the holidays to have a unique cooking lesson and cook delicious food that is then donated to families who have children in Paediatric Palliative Care.

The October holidays saw 17 kids give of their time, treasure and talent and cook 96 freezer-friendly meals. 

In December, the focus was all about Christmas and we had 20 kids bake Christmas treats that were packed into surprise Christmas hampers and delivered to our families.

These heartfelt home-cooked meals and treats always bring comfort to families who are cared for by the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Palliative Care staff and those staying at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation Beach House.

A very special thank you has to go to the team at CMV group who not only funded the launch of this program but also supported both holiday programs in 2020.

Personally, we are so grateful for their ongoing support because we know the impact it can make on families.

We were blessed to have people prepare meals for us when Hunter was in the hospital and after he passed. It always left us feeling so cared for and thankful during such a scary and painful time. We are passionate about passing on this gift to other families.

Keep an eye out for the next ‘Feed the Heart and Soul program’ and we can’t wait to welcome your kids into our community of change-makers.

Ella and Jarrod