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UK Activists Speak Up As Breakfast Clubs are Closed

Posted 2012-09-17
Written by Lauryn Kronick
Category News Article

In a report from The Guardian, experts and campaigners in the UK are warning that funding cuts to breakfast programs are putting vulnerable children at even greater risk.

As the director of one student nutrition program organization puts it: "We used to have 20 or 30 schools on our waiting list. Now we have 130. The forms they fill in would make you weep: children coming into school listless because they're hungry. We're also seeing more midweek hunger as pay packets and benefits run out at home."

 

Click here to read the full report: School budget cuts spell hunger for many pupils as breakfast clubs close