St Joseph's principal Shelley Berry with her son Lachie is flanked by Fresha Foods' David Peter (left), and Mike Audi. 19090210
St Joseph’s Primary school has received a donation of $1,719.80 from Prime Foods suppliers Grandpa Sausages and Fresha Exports that will be used to purchase a reading resource kit.
The reading resources will be used to test and assess reading levels of the new entrant level, up to adulthood.
Principal Shelley Berry welcomed the financial support, the intention is to purchase reading supplies for the students.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the school,” she said, acknowledging the contribution from the businesses.
Grandpa Sausages raised $850.90 through the efforts of a fundraising sausage sizzle on Saturday morning held at the store; Fresha Exports then matched the amount to bump up the total.
Mike Audi, the general manager of Fresha Exports, said the company continued to support community projects and was a great supporter of education.
He is familiar with how important resources are for learning institutions, as his wife Natasha is a teacher at Stonefields school in Mt Wellington.
Fresha Exports provides a variety of cheese, eggs, freshly grown produce, and the exceptionally popular “homegrown juice” brand that has proved popular in store.
“The difference with this particular brand of fruit and vegetable juice is, the extracts are cold pressed, therefore all the nutrients are intact in the bottle and ready to drink, unlike the pasteurised products.
“We are happy to support St Joseph’s school and look forward to the kids receiving their reading kit,” said Audi.