Magic Breakfast

Ending classroom hunger through school breakfasts

Magic Breakfast provides healthy, nutritious breakfasts to 470 UK schools where children are too hungry to learn. We have a waiting list of over 300 schools. With help from Big Give we could reach 13 new schools, feed an extra 871 hungry children each day and provide 169,845 breakfasts in a year.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1102510)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£81,402

Donations

92

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • A recent study by Cardiff University established a positive link between a good breakfast and pupil attainment. It found that the chance of achieving an above-average educational performance was up to twice as high for pupils who have a healthy breakfast.

    — Yvonne Roberts, journalist The Observer

  • A recent study by Cardiff University established a positive link between a good breakfast and pupil attainment. It found that the chance of achieving an above-average educational performance was up to twice as high for pupils who have a healthy breakfast.

    — Yvonne Roberts, journalist The Observer

Situation

The Independent School Food Plan estimates that each day 500,000 children in the UK arrive at school too hungry or malnourished to learn. A hungry child cannot concentrate and is more likely to be restless, unhappy, lethargic, distracted or disruptive in lessons. Teachers tell us that the most important lessons are taught in the morning so pupils will miss out on 4 hours of learning every day if given nothing to eat first thing.

Solution

Our collaboration with the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Education Endowment Foundation (Nov ’16) demonstrated that a Magic Breakfast in the morning can lead to 2 months’ progress in academic attainment for an otherwise hungry child. £6,000 per academic year can provide healthy, nutritious breakfasts to an average of 67 children every school day, plus expert support to enable partner schools to target the most vulnerable children and end child hunger as a barrier to learning for good.