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Organisations join Magic Breakfast in calling for #BreakfastInTheBudget

19 Feb 2021
Over 30 food security, education and anti-poverty organisations joined forces with Magic Breakfast to call on the Government to fund school breakfasts for children at risk of hunger.

Magic Breakfast sent a letter to Minister for Children and Families Vicky Ford encouraging the Government to commit to new funding for school breakfasts to ensure no child starts the day too hungry to learn.

The Food Foundation estimates that 14% of families with children experienced food insecurity between March-August 2020, with 2.3 million children affected.

The letter states: “Covid-19 has led to rising levels of food insecurity amongst children. At the same time, disadvantaged children have been worst affected by school closures, with research indicating a widening educational attainment gap.

“We believe that the 3 March Budget is the right opportunity for the Government to make this commitment and we urge the Government to act decisively to ensure that children at risk of food insecurity have the chance to benefit fully from the education system and reach their full potential.” 

The letter was signed by organisations including School Food Matters, Children’s Right2Food Campaign, Chefs in Schools, FareShare and also by the LACA School Chef of the Year 2020 winner Holly Charnock.

Magic Breakfast is asking people to email their MP, to get involved visit: