Lunch tasted that little bit sweeter for Holy Trinity Lutheran College students on Friday, as they supported year 11 student Elisha Barry's efforts to raise money for drought, fire and flood-affected farmers.
Elisha and her classmates made 50 chicken parmigianas - selling them for $10 each as part of the Parma for a Farmer initiative.
Elisha, 17, decided to stage the fundraiser as part of her Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning studies.
As part of one of the four areas of VCAL, students are required to plan and execute a complex "passion project".
"I didn't really have a fundraising goal in mind, I just wanted to give back to the community with my VCAL project," Elisha said.
"We're probably blessed down south in Victoria (compared to drought-affected areas of Australia), and it's just about looking out for those who are doing it tough. We do a cafe every Friday with the senior school."
A portion of every parmigiana sold will be donated to Rural Aid's Buy a Bale initiative, which provides farmers with hay, water and financial assistance.
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