The programme three key objectives:
1. Remove hunger as a barrier to learning (See UN Sustainable Development Goal 2)
2. Highlight the importance of nutrition and the associated benefits linked to learning
3. Highlight the vast amounts of wasted (yet perfectly edible) food across our local and wider communities.
We began as a partnership between The Real Junk Food Project and Richmond Hill Primary School with a project that was designed to remove hunger as a barrier to learning by providing all 600 pupils at the school with breakfast each morning. Children at Richmond Hill now start their day in school with toast and a drink. The food provided is wasted food that would otherwise have been destined for landfill.
This work has truly enriched the wellbeing of children, their families and the community of LS9.
To further raise awareness of wasted food and the importance of healthy breakfast, Fuel for School offered to feed every primary aged child in Leeds.
10,000 children were eventually signed up to this event from schools in Leeds, Bradford, Sunderland and Doncaster.
We now plan to expand Fuel for School to as many schools as possible and so would like to invite you to join us.