I take care of 7 children – 3 of my own and 4 foster kids. One of the best things about getting the box is that the kids have the best and freshest fruits every week.
The fruit and vegetables are a real blessing for our clients. They are of very good quality and people really appreciate that.
It is such a big help to our community, especially the fresh fruit. The families that get the box are very happy with it and they tell me that they use everything in the box.
The impact [of The One Box] on this family’s life has been fantastic. Not only are the children no longer needing emergency lunches, their attendance is better, their general wellbeing has improved, and we have built a really positive relationship with the parents.
The One Box has been a major factor in this family’s lives as they try to get back on their feet. Not having to worry about where their next meal will come from or how they will afford groceries allows them to focus on jobs and their children.
Without The One Box, this family would have no access to basics such as fresh produce and bread – The One Box ensures that their children can bring packed lunches to school and not feel excluded or ostracised.
The One Box significantly increased the family’s wellbeing, materially and emotionally, by relieving the financial strain they felt and supporting their children to eat nutritious food. The One Box has gotten the family though several weeks of the year.
If you go to most places when they do hand out food, it’s gone off the next day. Particularly the fruit and veg and stuff, it’s just about ready to go off. But The One Box, when you get the food, the fruit and vegies, it’s going to last at least a week… It’s fresh, it’s not just about finished and at the end of its shelf life.