Schools witnessing increased need for breakfast clubs

Schools witnessing increased need for breakfast clubs

Food charity FareShare has revealed that more schools than ever are relying on them to feed hungry children at breakfast time, an increase of 57 per cent in the last year.

The average breakfast club costs just £4,000 to run per year, however cuts to school budgets are leaving a financial gap which many are struggling to fill.

At least 77 breakfast clubs nationally are now reliant on rely on food banks to keep their daily breakfast clubs going as budget cuts have forced hundreds to close.

The Royal College of GPs, the National Association of Head Teachers, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have recently called on the government to provide free breakfasts to children in receipt of free school meals.

They believe that doing so would help to reduce the health problems linked with poverty and improve academic achievement.

Cereals manufacturer the Kellogg’s has launched a campaign which aims to raise £300,000 to help schools provide breakfasts for the children most in need.


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