ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Isobel Lippiatt will help feed the hungry over the school holidays.
For the past three years the Inglewood primary student has been volunteering for Food Rescue, which collects unsold food from cafes and restaurants and donates it to refuges and charities like Shopfront, St Bartholomew’s and Uniting Care West’s Tranby Day centre.
Her mum Jade initially encouraged her to give it a go because, she says; “I think it is really important that kids understand that some people go hungry, and all the excess food that some restaurants and cafes have at the end of the day would go in the bin”.
Isobel, who’s just been elected red faction captain at IPS, tells us; “at first I thought it was going to be really boring, going around and asking for food, but it actually turned out to be really fun so I did it again the next school holidays.”
She said she enjoys spending the food collection days “hanging out with my brother and family”.
by DAVID BELL