14 November 2018
This week marks 25 years of National School Meals Week – celebrating delicious, nutritious school meals, and the dedicated kitchen staff who prepare them.
The food FareShare doesn’t end up in school lunches, but it does find its way onto the plates of school children across the UK, through a network of hundreds of Breakfast and After School Clubs. These make a big impact on children’s learning, particularly in deprived areas.
One such Breakfast Club is Whitecotes Academy. Angela Dodsworth, School Business Manager said: “Our school is located in an area of high social deprivation in Chesterfield and our breakfast club is open and inclusive to all pupils, from those from difficult backgrounds to those with working parents working irregular shift patterns who can use it as a means of childcare.
“The breakfast club has allowed us to target attendance levels. We have children whose attendance is poor and who are often late, so we use the breakfast club as the hook to get them in early, fed and ready to learn. Whilst the children are here it helps them to learn other important life skills as well, they all get stuck in making the breakfast together, buttering the toast and pouring their cereal.”
From cereal to fresh fruit, milk to fruit juice – the healthy surplus food provided to FareShare by our Food Partners helps Breakfast Clubs like Whitecotes Academy feed children up and down the country.
Find out more about giving food to FareShare.