4 June 2024

The general election provides an opportunity to end morning hunger, now and for good

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For the 3 million children in the UK at risk of starting the day hungry, it is time to act.

With the general election only a month away, we are asking all party leaders to commit to ending child morning hunger as a barrier to learning by expanding free school breakfasts.

The magic behind breakfast is so much bigger than the meal itself… it’s the chance for every child and young person to feel included, equal and set up for success.

We believe that every child deserves access to a healthy, filling breakfast. Join us in calling on all the party leaders to end child morning hunger for good.

We’ve seen how hunger harms children.

Hungry children can’t concentrate. When pupils have empty tummies, we might as well have empty classrooms. But the consequences go beyond access to education – they intensify inequality, health issues and continue the cycle of poverty in society.

It doesn’t need to be this way.

Breakfast is already boosting hundreds of thousands of children’s learning, health and future prospects. We are asking the next government to end child morning hunger for good by expanding free school breakfast.

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6 June 2024


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