School breakfast clubs expansion helps Ballarat students to thrive

The Victorian Government is making sure students living in Wendouree have the support they need to thrive at school, by investing in providing healthy breakfasts, lunch and school holiday supplies to children who need them.

Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison virtually met with leaders at Little Bendigo Primary School, Ballarat High School and Foodbank Victoria today to discuss the schools’ introduction of the School Breakfast Clubs Program earlier this year.

Building on the success of the 2016-19 School Breakfast Clubs program, which began implementation in 500 Victorian government primary schools over 2016, the $58 million expanded program is ensuring more students from families that are experiencing disadvantage have the support they need to succeed at school.

The program also provides lunches and school holiday supplies to students who need it on top of breakfast.

A total of 1000 government primary, secondary, P-12 and special schools set to benefit by the end of 2020.

It’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensuring children from disadvantaged families can fully participate in their learning at school and build happy and healthy lives.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison

“We know that students need proper meals every day to help them concentrate, learn and be their best while at school.”

“The expansion the School Breakfast Clubs to local kids in Ballarat will mean students have the fuel they need to get the most out of their education.”

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