It's hard to learn at school when your tummy is empty and yet some kids leave home without breakfast.
Australian Red Cross' Good Start Breakfast Club provides a healthy start to the day for children who would otherwise go to school hungry. These children live in the areas of greatest need around Australia.
Providing a free healthy breakfast within a school breakfast program helps children achieve their best in the classroom and in the playground.
Breakfast clubs are about more than providing a healthy start to the day. They're a great place for adults to be role models for healthy eating and good hygiene and also provide a safe and welcoming environment.
One of the long-term goals of Red Cross is to support communities to run their own breakfast programs.
Red Cross also works with communities on a broad range of food programs like FoodREDi, a nutrition and budgeting workshop for parents, hygiene education, as well as school community gardens.