Hospitality students put skills to good use

A small group of senior students from Good Shepherd Lutheran College are helping out during Covid-19.

With many families struggling to make ends meet as a result of Covid-19, a small group of Year 12 Hospitality students from Good Shepherd Lutheran College have prepared over 100 cooked meals to assist people doing it tough in our community.

According to Mrs Jansen, Head of Food, Textiles, Technology and Hospitality at Good Shepherd Lutheran College, the College has always had a servant leadership focus.

Hospitality students prepare meals that are given to support our college members when the need arises. When the opportunity to take this initiative to the community was presented, they embraced it.

“The students showed great enthusiasm and were eager to help those local families struggling in the current Covid-19 climate,” Mrs Jansen said.

United Synergies is a not-for-profit charitable organisation created to help youth homelessness in Noosa. Today they support more than 5000 people mainly in Noosa each year in child safety, homelessness, mental health and suicide prevention.

In addition to the youth programs, they are currently providing emergency relief, shower and laundry facilities from their Tewantin site, as well as financial counselling for people of all ages.

“United Synergies were receiving great support from local restaurants currently closed to the public due to government regulations. Restaurants were generously preparing cooked meals for the community and keeping supplies up,” Mrs Jansen said.

“However with hospitality businesses slowly opening up again, United Synergies are concerned the supply will drop so we thought we could help out by cooking some extra meals here at the College.”

While their emergency relief program experiences high demand, United Synergies are extremely grateful to Good Shepherd Lutheran College’s offer to supply cooked meals to vulnerable people in our community.

For those families doing it tough and needing support or emergency relief, reach out to United Synergies on 5442 4277 for an appointment. (They are available on Mon, Tues, and Thursdays 9 – 2pm at their Tewantin site.)


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