Breakfast’s on the school menu
LABOR will expand its School Breakfast Program if re-elected.
Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said Foodbank Queensland would get an extra $1 million to expand the program to cover more than 260 schools.
“It’s sad that in 2017, 67 per cent of teachers still report children coming to school hungry, with an average of three students in every class arriving hungry,” she said.
“Hunger reduces kids’ ability to engage in school, learn and socialise with their peers.
“The successful School Breakfast Program invites all kids to attend, promoting social inclusion and provides a fun, social family atmosphere.”