Why ‘Magic Breakfast’ is a good start to the school day for hungry children in Bethnal Green
- Credit: Amazon
One of the first school breakfast clubs in Britain has just completed six years of serving up a nourishing start to the day for children in Bethnal Green thanks to online shoppers.
The Magic Breakfast charity has been running the club at St John's Church primary school since 2013, which has now had funding from Amazon for the past three years.
"Not every child unfortunately is able to have breakfast at home," Magic Breakfast's Alex Cunningham said.
"A healthy breakfast gives children the fuel to make the most of their morning lessons, so it's our mission to support breakfast provisions in areas of disadvantage."
The pupils have a healthy start with cereals, bagels and fruit juice during term time.
You may also want to watch:
Staff from the charity and from Amazon's Bromley-By-Bow depot looked in at the school in Peel Grove, behind York Hall, just before the summer holiday to see that breakfasts reach every child who's at risk of going hungry.
- 1 The Queen lends her name to Royal London’s emergency Covid wards
- 2 Tribute to 7th Barts Health Trust worker to die of Covid-19
- 3 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 4 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 5 Driver arrested after police 'drugs patrol' stops car in Whitechapel
- 6 'We need laptops for lockdown children to learn from home’ Tower Hamlets mayor urges
- 7 Drug and alcohol abuse by Tower Hamlets parents and children soars
- 8 Have you seen this 52-year-old man missing from Ilford?
- 9 Disgraceful management of the pandemic
- 10 Surplus DLR land released at Bow for new housing to tackle homes shortage