Fuel for learning
Magic Breakfast are working hard to remove morning hunger as a barrier to learning for as many children as possible.
No child should feel too hungry at school, to be able to learn and gain their education.
Magic Breakfast was registered as a charity in 2003 after three years of free breakfast deliveries by the charity founder, Carmel McConnell MBE to inner city schools where pupils were arriving too hungry or malnourished to learn. Over the last 17 years, they have delivered and formed high impact partnerships with schools across the UK, working with them to ensure the most vulnerable children have access to healthy breakfasts at the start of each school day.
Through their network of over 1,000 Primary, Secondary, Special Educational Needs schools and Pupil Referral Units (where at least 35% of pupils are recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium), Magic Breakfast work with each school to establish a breakfast provision that is stigma-free and targets the most vulnerable pupils. Every school day they provide healthy, nutritious breakfasts to around 170,000 children at risk of hunger, enabling them to reach their full academic potential.
As well as providing much needed breakfast for children every day, Magic Breakfast are supporters of the School Breakfast Bill, which will give state funded primary and secondary schools the support they require to provide a free breakfast to pupils, where there is evidence of need, or where a specific request is made.
This will ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit fully from the education system and have the chance to reach their full potential, levelling up opportunities for young people across the country.
The Bill is supported by over 70 MPs from all parties and they are working to continue to grow this number. Click here to find out more about the campaign.
Teacher, Magic Breakfast partner school
“One child who often turned up for school without breakfast would regularly say they felt unwell or wouldn’t be able to concentrate in class. They are benefitting hugely from having a regular breakfast and are more alert, switched on to learning and far more settled in class.”