Rushanara Ali MP has supported a campaign calling for funding to continue the National School Breakfast programme.
Rushanara, along with 35 MPs from across the House of Commons wrote to the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi, highlighting the positive impact of the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) and urged the minister for continued funding, to ensure this vital programme can continue the fantastic work it does.
The National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast, reaches over 1,775 schools in disadvantaged areas across England and provides free and nutritious breakfasts to an estimated 280,000 children every school day, 115 000 of whom are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. In Bethnal Green and Bow, the NSBP provides free school breakfasts across six different schools.
Rushanara Ali MP said:
“The National School Breakfast Programme ensures that no child is without breakfast, and is too hungry to learn at school. The work it carries out helps to reduce educational attainment gaps, and ensures that every child is given chance to excel at school and to achieve their own unique potential, regardless of their socioeconomic background.”