Having a beautiful dish of delicious fresh fruit is something most of us could often take for granted, however for families who spend days, weeks and even months in hospital, having fresh fruit available to select from is a luxury.

It’s usually impractical and almost impossible for parents to shop for fresh, healthy food before and during their child’s admission and if they have a day full of appointments and have forgotten to pack a snack for them and their child, it involves a costly trip to the hospital cafe. 

With thanks to LaManna & Sons South Yarra, Koala Kids has begun providing a weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal fruit to the Children’s Cancer Centre at Monash Children’s Hospital and the ONTrac Adolescent and Young Adult Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. We are loving being able to add fresh fruit to the range of grocery items we already provide hospitals and is something we hope to expand to other hospitals in the future. 

Feedback thus far has been wonderful with lots of comments on how bright and fresh the fruit is and its fabulous quality. As always, this program wouldn’t be possible without the support of a committed team of volunteers working behind the scenes every week – picking up the fruit from LaManna & Sons, dividing it up at the office and then delivering it to Monash and Peter Mac.