Schools champion breakfast club

By Jessica Micallef

Sunbury and Diggers Rest children will soon have their own breakfast club.

Killara Primary School, Kismet Park Primary School, Sunbury Downs College and Diggers Rest Primary School are among 250 schools that have been invited to participate in the state government’s School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program in term three this year.

The program provides healthy breakfasts to children at the schools. It will also provide lunches and school holiday supplies to children who need them.

Where possible, the program’s products will be sourced locally.

Sunbury MP Josh Bull said 8.8 million breakfasts had been served to Victorian children since the program began in 2016.

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

Under the expansion, 125 schools will be added to the program each term throughout 2020. About 1000 government primary, secondary, P-12 and specialists schools are expected to be a part of the program by the end of the year. The $58 million program expansion was funded in the 2019-20 state budget.