Preseli MP Stephen Crabb is encouraging local schools to start breakfast clubs as Kellogg’s announces it is doubling the number of grants it offers to school breakfast clubs across the UK.
The scheme will help to provide breakfast to more than 600 schools in the communities that need them the most.
Stephen Crabb said: “Having visited Neyland CP School’s breakfast club and listened to teachers say how much it helps their pupils, I urge all schools to apply for the Kellogg’s grant.
“It’s really important that we start the day right, even more so when we’re still in school. This is a great scheme that helps pupils get the right food in their bellies so that they can have a productive day at school.”
Local schools can apply for £1000 grants to help give their school children the best start to the day so they can go into the classroom ready to learn.
Since 1998, the Kellogg’s Breakfast Clubs programme has supported over 3,000 breakfast clubs by providing training, grants and more than 70 million bowls of cereal.
The increase in grants available to schools has been enabled by new range of cereals, WK Kellogg, that donate 10p to good causes for every pack sold. The wheats and granola range is named after the cereal giant’s founder, who was a well-known philanthropist and left his entire fortune to charity back in the 1950’s.
Oli Morton, managing director for Kellogg’s UK and Ireland, said: “Kellogg’s has supported breakfast clubs in the UK for 20 years and we are delighted to be able to support significantly more clubs through our grants programme in 2019.
“We are proud to have established many breakfast clubs up and down the country that contribute vastly to improving children’s attendance and attainment as well as alleviating hunger in some cases. It’s not just the children that benefit – it’s a lifeline for parents too.”
Breakfast clubs are critical for many schools, as 68 per cent of teachers believe pupils would struggle to concentrate in class without their breakfast club, according to a report by Kellogg’s.
Kellogg’s currently has 3000 schools signed up to its network, offering them a range of resources and provisions to help them operate sustainable and effective breakfast clubs. Schools in can apply by visiting www.kelloggs.co.uk/breakfastclubs.