Sunshine Butterflies open their new ‘Social Kitchen’ thanks to a grant of over $100,000 from Herbalife Nutrition Foundation.
A group of keen Herbalife Nutrition Independent Members and staff joined Sunshine Butterflies as they opened a new undercover cooking area on their Noosaville property to coincide with Disability Action Week in Queensland.
Grant funding is made possible due to the fundraising efforts of Herbalife Nutrition Independent Members, and those in attendance enjoyed afternoon tea and a tour of the facility to learn more about the organisation’s important work. The visit culminated in presentation of a cheque for $100,000 and ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new ‘Social Kitchen.’ Funding enabled construction of the new deck and kitchen, which has a variety of cooking stations that will provide supported nutrition, cooking and social programs for young people with disabilities. Additionally, the grant will support Sunshine Butterflies’ ongoing cooking and nutrition education program, the Farmyard Cooking School.
“We pride ourselves on helping people to live healthier lives, which is why we continue to support Casa Herbalife Nutrition partners, such as Sunshine Butterflies, which are helping us deliver on that promise,” said Peter Hurley, General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Australia and New Zealand.
Sunshine Butterflies’ Founder and CEO Leanne Walsh stated the organisation was overwhelmed to receive such a generous donation. “We are blown away by the support that the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation have shown us over the last two years,” she said.
“This space will allow us to expand on the current cooking program, and will focus on providing nutrition education to a greater number of people of all ages living with a disability, as well as children within the local community. We are so thrilled to officially open this facility today,” said Leanne.
Herbalife Nutrition Independent Members’ also generously donated boxes of art supplies in support of Sunshine Butterflies’ weekly arts and crafts activities.