1 in 7 go to school without the most important meal of the day
A good breakfast can not only change a child’s morning, it can make a big difference to their future. Unfortunately, 1 in 7 Australian children arrive at school each day without having had breakfast (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013).
Teachers report hunger in the classroom is extremely noticeable, estimating that the average student loses more than 2 hours a day of learning time when they come to school hungry. If they were to arrive at school hungry once a week, a student would lose more than a whole term of over the course of a year. (Foodbank Australia, 2015).
To address this growing issue, Foodbank NSW & ACT has established the School Breakfast 4 Health Program, providing nutritious breakfast foods, free of charge, to more than 100 schools across NSW and ACT.
100 schools is a great start but our aim is to deliver healthy breakfast foods to over 700 of the most disadvantaged schools across the state and territory, helping all their students to engage and participate fully in all the educational and social opportunities that the school years offer.
If your school is running a breakfast program, or would like to start one and would like more information on the School Breakfast 4 Health Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering and Support
From time to time, schools may be in need of additional support including volunteers, material donations such as furniture, crockery, kitchen appliances and perishable food items. If you would like to support a School Breakfast 4 Health Program in your area, please contact us at email@example.com