This World Food Day, Foodbank Victoria will provide its 158,000th breakfast thanks to the KickStart Breakfast Club Program.
Since its inception in 2009, Foodbank Victoria’s KickStart Breakfast Club Program has provided:
• 6,600 kilograms of fresh fruit;
• 18,000 litres of milk,
• 3,100 kilograms of cereal to disadvantaged children, who would otherwise begin their day hungry
because there’s not enough food at home.
Foodbank Victoria’s CEO, Ric Benjamin says the need for reliable and nutritious breakfast foods
continues to grow, with 36 schools across the state currently enrolled in the Program – compared
with just 13 when the Program first commenced three years ago.
“World Food Day aims to raise awareness of global food insecurity issues and encourages
communities to think about how they can help end hunger. As the KickStart Breakfast Club
Program continues to expand, we now need 52,000 bowls of cereal per year to ensure that all
our KickStart students are provided with a nutritious meal to start their day,” said Benjamin.
World Food Day is all about increasing understanding of the various approaches to ending hunger,
whether it’s on a global or local scale. In Victoria, just $20 provides a daily breakfast for one child
for a term and $6,000 will feed a whole school.
To make a donation to the KickStart Breakfast Club Program this World Food Day, please visit: