FoodBank Victoria launches school breakfast programs in Victoria

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 22nd June 2015

logo-foodbank-retina-newMajor charity food supplier,  FoodBank Victoria, has released a hunger in the classroom report which shows two-thirds of Australian children arrive at school hungry everyday.

Educational experts estimate that the effectiveness of two-hours of learning is lost when a child goes to school hungry.

FoodBank Victoria has also announced that it is introducing a new school breakfast program.

This follows the May 2015 announcement that the Victorian government would be pledging $13.7 million to assist FoodBank Victoria feed school children.

The program will see 500 of the state’s most disadvantaged schools receive free food for students in need. FoodBank Victoria  believes that the additional school breakfast funding initiative will enable the feeding of  25 000 extra students on top of those already receiving meals from FoodBank Victoria.


Share the Warmth campaign continues

Australian Food News has also recently reported upon FoodBank Victoria’s running of its Share the Warmth winter campaign. The campaign aims to feed the underprivileged hungry over the winter period. With each $1 donation, FoodBank Victoria is able to provide the retail equivalent of $9 of healthy food.

There are two weeks remaining to donate to this winter campaign, and readers are encouraged to do so and to assist by initially visiting the FoodBank Victoria website.