Donation secures healthy lunches for students in Gladbach

Rhenus Lub GmbH & Co KG has made a substantial donation to ensure that students at the Anne Frank school in Lürrip, Mönchengladbach receive healthy lunches for a whole year. Today, Dr Max Reiners, owner of Rhenus Lub, handed over a cheque for 7500 euro to representatives of the school management team and the friends’ association of the Mönchengladbach special school, which focuses on the key areas of learning, emotional and social development and language.

Thanks to this financial support, the school will be able to employ experienced nutritionist Erika Lufen for another year. Four days a week, the 58-year-old nutritional scientist works with various groups of five to eight students to prepare a healthy lunch for about 30 children and teachers. “Under the expert and very caring guidance of Ms Lufen the children are not only discovering how good healthy food can taste”, explains Barbara Junker, head of the Anne Frank special school. “By cooking together, the most important thing they learn is how to quickly prepare affordable and tasty food for themselves at home”. With its donation this year, Rhenus Lub is achieving one aim above all: helping people to help themselves.

Since spring 2011, eating lunch together has been established as an integral and popular part of life at the Anne Frank school. The company responsible for this initiative is PausenPower eG (www.pausenpower.de), a collective founded as a “social business model” in accordance with basic concept established by Noble Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus. “As a responsible company, we want to encourage positive development here in Mönchengladbach”, emphasises Dr Max Reiners, who also works for this good cause on the supervisory board of PausenPower eG, as the cheque was handed over. “Our donation allows us to guarantee the shared lunch at the Anne Frank school for another year.”