It costs around $120 a week to provide the breakfast, and there's another eight weeks left in the term - so we decided on the spot this morning that The Local would fund the breakfast club for the rest of the term. It made their day as you can see on their facebook post here.
I've copied The Local's bank account details below in case you want to help us contribute to this. We were thrilled to be able to serve in such an immediate, practical way. As a result, 50 Upper Hutt kids will have breakfast each day for the rest of the term. Well done team!
Education-related research has identified a lack of breakfast as one of the key barriers to learning for school children. Kids who go to school with some food in their tummy can concentrate and learn better and its the most important meal of the day from a health point of view.
Account name: Aotearoa Foundation
Account number: 38-9015-0780530-00
Bless ya everyone!