Generosity boosts breakfast program

A Townsville school's breakfast program is at the centre of a collaborative community spirit that is helping young students make a strong start to the day.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and Riverstone have worked together to contribute to the popular breakfast program at Kelso State School.

The program provides a place for students to have a healthy breakfast and get them ready for the school day ahead.

Cowboys ambassador Ray Thompson recently joined students for breakfast, donating surplus supplies received at NRL Cowboys House through their partnership with SecondBite.

"It was great to spend time with students and to see the breakfast program in action, which is a credit to the school," Ray said.

The Cowboys are grateful to be a beneficiary of the SecondBite program, which works with over 1,200 community food programs nationally to redistribute surplus fresh food, saving perfectly edible foods from entering landfill.

"The generous contribution Riverstone has made, together with the support from organisations such as the Cowboys and SecondBite, is helping to support the school to deliver a successful program that directly benefits local students."

The program provides breakfast to around 200 participating students every day.

It's a cause that the Riverstone development, a project from leading residential and retail developer PAYCE located on Beck Drive in Rasmussen, were proud to contribute to.

Riverstone project director Shawn Boyd said that "supporting the school breakfast program is a great example of how we are privileged to be a part of the local Upper Ross community."

PAYCE supports community groups and organisations in the Upper Ross and across Townsville.

Kelso State School principal Darrell Sard said that the level of support the school receives is important for success.

"Having everyone here today meeting our staff and students shows that we're not doing this alone, and that there's a concern, an interest and a commitment."