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
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 School Breakfast Club to students in 2021.
Recent research revealed that students not having breakfast at home, often also missed out on lunch and healthy food over the school holidays.
To address the issue, lunches and take-home School Holiday Supply packs have been added to the program.
In addition, a Cooking Classes program will be delivered into 100 Victorian primary and secondary schools over the next four years, encouraging students and their families to learn skills in cooking, meal preparation and food safety.
Read the Executive Summary from the evaluation undertaken by Victoria University.