“Quick! We are running late – get in the car…no time for breakfast!” How many times has this sentence been said at your place? I have lost count of the times my family have raced off without a proper breakfast! There are a million-and-one reasons why we skip breakfast – and yet we all know it is the most important meal of the day.
1 in 7 kids go to school hungry
Breakfast Club Victoria is working with Food Bank to reduce this number; they “are helping to improve student learning, engagement and attendance” by providing a nourishing meal at school. They are also encouraging volunteer engagement with the aim of building “connections between students, teachers, parents and other members of their communities”.
Sharing a meal is more than simply ‘fuelling up’ for the day; it is also about nourishing our connections with others – sharing food and sharing life – this is vital for our individual and social well-being. We all enjoy our time at Brekky Club on Mondays and Thursdays – please let me know if you would like to become a volunteer at this important program.