29th September, 2016

The London Evening Standard published a double page spread about the work of Magic Breakast today, as part of the paper's Food for London Campaign against food waste and hunger. 

The article featured children and staff from Hazelbury Primary School in Edmonton who had been kind enough to let a Standard reporter and Magic Breakfast's Founder, Carmel McConnell, join them for breakfast one morning. Over one thousand pupils eat breakfast at Hazelbury each school day because, as the Associate Head, Laura Taylor, told the Standard, this makes the students "sharper and more awake". She also said that Magic Breakfast had had a "transformational" impact on the school.   

Photo: Carmel McConnell, Founder of Magic Breakfast and Laura Taylor, Associate Head of Hazelbury Primary School

Carmel McConnell told the Standard: "The upshot of child hunger is that they will fail at school and we will be dealing with the fallout. Feeding hungry children so they can learn is a no-brainer. Breakfast is the silver bullet". Carmel went on to say: "There is a role the private sector and corporates can play. We are investing in the future workforce in the country. These kids are a smart investment". 

Follow this link to the Evening Standard online article.

You can find details of how to apply for free tickets to the Standard's Food Forum on 10th October, designed to seek solutions to the issues of wasted food and hunger in London, here.