Wild about break­fast

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

PERTH Wild­cats cap­tain Damian Martin spent his Wed­nes­day morn­ing serv­ing up break­fast for Lake Mon­ger Pri­mary school stu­dents as part of his role as Food­bank WA am­bas­sador re­cently.

Martin joined vol­un­teers from Floreat All Saints Unit­ing Church to serve up a healthy break­fast to help fight hunger in the class­room.

“It’s great to be able to serve up break­fast to the kids,” Martin said. “Many stu­dents start their day with very lit­tle or no break­fast at all; some may not have had enough din­ner the night be­fore ei­ther. The pro­gram re­ally does make an im­me­di­ate dif­fer­ence to the lives of those who at­tend.”

Lake Mon­ger Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Diane Tom­lin­son said the Food­bank break­fast pro­gram pro­vided 40 stu­dents from years 1 to 6 with a nu­tri­tional break­fast ev­ery week.

“Some­thing as sim­ple as a whole­some break­fast en­cour­ages stu­dents to re­ally en­gage in the class­room ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said. “It also helps them to build bet­ter friend­ships, as they have full tum­mies and feel happy and safe.”

Lake Mon­ger Pri­mary School is one of 432 schools par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Food­bank School Break­fast Pro­gram across WA.

Ev­ery week, more than 18,000 stu­dents en­joy a break­fast do­nated by Food­bank WA, served up by lo­cal school-based vol­un­teers.

Perth Wild­cats cap­tain Damian Martin with Lake Mon­ger Pri­mary stu­dents.

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