Fighting hunger at school

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May 28, 2015

We generally serve cereal, toast and some milk to anywhere up to 100 students in the morning. What we’re finding at our school is that the children are wanting to come and even nagging their parents by saying hurry up and get me to school so I can go and have breakfast with my friends. And so we’re finding that the benefit of our School Breakfast Club is really around those positive social interactions and that the children are wanting to be together and wanting to get to school.

Donna Sirmais, Coordinator of School Breakfast Club at Cambridge Park Public School speaking at the launch of the Foodbank ‘Hunger in the Classroom’ Report about how the breakfast club at their school is making a difference.

Kids attending breakfast at Cambridge Park Public School Kids attending breakfast at Cambridge Park

The Foodbank Report confirms this observation stating that over 80% of school say school breakfast programs positively contribute to student punctuality and school attendance.

 

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