Please write to your MP to demand breakfast for children in need.
Magic Breakfast, which supports our breakfast club and provides the beigels that are made available to all children in the mornings, have asked for parents support for their “Breakfast in the Budget” campaign. This is how they say we can all help.
“As you may know, along with our work providing healthy breakfast food and support to schools, Magic Breakfast campaigns for a long term funded solution to the issue of classroom hunger. We have just launched an urgent campaign that, if successful, would see funding for school breakfasts in the Government’s 3rd March Budget announcement. If you would like to add the voice of your community, we would appreciate your help by sharing our supporter action
- Let’s get #BreakfastInTheBudget | New Mode – with your school network. This action allows people to email a template message to their MP in support of the campaign, it only takes 1 minute to complete.
We’ve seen the Government take action following recent public pressure
(think of Marcus Rashford’s Free School Meals campaign) and any support you’re able to give in the next few weeks would be great but this is, of course, completely optional.”
Child hunger is unacceptable. We urgently need you to email your MP before the 2021 Budget is announced on 3rd March, to ensure no child is too hungry to learn.
2.3 million children in the UK experienced food insecurity between March and August 2020. These children sit through lessons with empty stomachs missing out on hours of valuable learning time.
School breakfast provision is an effective solution, tackling hunger and improving children’s behaviour and educational attainment.
∙ Government funding for school breakfasts is due to end in July. ∙ Without additional funding, these children will fall behind their classmates, limiting their future education and employment opportunities.
∙ The upcoming 2021 Budget on 3rd March is the best chance for the Government to commit funding to ensure all children in England at risk of hunger can access a nutritious breakfast in school.
Please email your MP to demand the Children’s Minister and the Chancellor include #BreakfastInTheBudget and fully fund school breakfasts for all children at risk of hunger.