Clegg Food Projects has continued its long-standing relationship with Greggs by sponsoring the baker’s latest Breakfast Club initiative, based at the Florence Nightingale Academy in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
The Breakfast Club, which is operated by the Greggs Foundation, will offer 50 children who need a free, nutritional breakfast before school to help pupils to be prepared for the day ahead.
The initiative has been running nationally since 1999, and currently provides breakfasts for around 40,000 school children at nearly 650 locations each day.
Clegg Food Projects has worked with Greggs for more than twenty years, completing dozens of projects including factories, distribution centres and cold stores.
John Moxon, business development director at Clegg Food Projects, said:
“We’re so pleased to be working with the Greggs Foundation’s Breakfast Club to provide free breakfast offerings to local children who need it most. Having worked with Greggs for many years, partnering with the team on such a worthwhile cause is really fantastic.”
Lynne Hindmarch, Breakfast Club Manager for the Greggs Foundation, commented:
“No child should ever start their day without breakfast, which is why we’re delighted to be opening a new Breakfast Club at The Florence Nightingale Academy, thanks to the extremely generous support and funding of Clegg Food Projects.
“New openings like the one at The Florence Nightingale Academy are helping us to continue heading towards reaching our target of serving 70,000 breakfasts each school day by 2025.”
The average Breakfast Club costs £3,000 to set up and run for an academic year. In May 2021, Greggs ran its latest annual Breakfast Club Appeal, during which over £120,000 was raised by Greggs staff and customers in just two weeks to support the cause – enabling the Greggs Foundation to provide 480,000 children with a free breakfast.
As well as providing a nutritious morning meal, the Club aims to encourage children to enjoy themselves and engage with school staff and the education system.