1 June 2020
4.1 million children live in poverty in the UK. In each class of 30, nine children are growing up too poor to have what most of us consider the very basics. Many of these children go to school hungry; unable to concentrate on their lessons and further problems can quickly develop.
Magic Breakfast for just 30p can provide a nourishing breakfast that ensures each and every child can have the opportunity to begin the day ready to learn.
Yet the charity relies on schools and community in order to provide these meals. Due to coronavirus, at the time when millions more families are pushed into food poverty, Magic Breakfast's usual route to helping children – through providing a nutritious breakfast at school – is no longer possible.
The charity is ensuring that the children and families who depend on their services can continue to do so. Donations could provide breakfast packs for children who might otherwise go hungry. The packs can be collected from a drop-off point, or delivered to those directly whose parent or carer might be unable to travel.
Watch a video from Trusts and Foundation Officer, Martin Reymert, on what the Merchant Taylors' Foundation grant means to Magic Breakfast and their service users.