Foodbank supports programs that give students the opportunity to eat a wholesome, nutritious breakfast on a regular basis. Having breakfast has been shown to have a positive impact on factors such as physical and mental health, social skills, concentration, behaviour, attendance and academic outcomes.
Read more below about how Foodbank helps schools in your state.
School Breakfast Clubs program
Foodbank Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Government launched the School Breakfast Clubs Program in 2016. The goal was to deliver nutritious breakfasts into 500 primary schools across the State.
In August 2019, the Victorian Government announced an expansion to the program – enabling 1,000 Victorian Government primary, secondary, P-12 and specialist schools to deliver the School Breakfast Clubs program to students over four years from 2019-2023. The program includes:
- Delivery of healthy breakfasts in 1,000 Victorian Government primary, secondary, P-12 and specialist schools.
- Provision of nutritious lunches and holiday food supplies targeted to students in need.
- Delivery of cooking classes for families at 100 disadvantaged schools.