For various reasons, many kids sadly don’t get the right start to their day. Hungry children find it harder to concentrate and learn, ultimately impacting their academic attainment. Giving children a good start to their day gives them a good start in life so, in 1999, we launched our Breakfast Club programme to provide a free breakfast to children who need it.

Today there are over 680 Breakfast Clubs across the UK, serving wholesome, free breakfasts to around 44,000 children every school day – that’s 8.5 million meals a year.

We directly fund half of these clubs through the Greggs Foundation, and have welcomed onboard more than 120 local and national partners who provide grants to cover the costs of the other clubs.

The Greggs Breakfast Club Programme was established in 1999 to help primary school children get a nutritious start to their school day.

Every school is provided with fresh bread from their nearest Greggs shop, and a grant to support start-up and ongoing costs. The average club costs just £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children.

The first Breakfast Club was established in 1999 as part of a Business in the Community ‘Seeing is Believing’ event. The event was in response to growing concerns that children were attending school without having any breakfast. Greggs plc took up the charge and established the first ‘Greggs’ Breakfast Club. Greggs colleagues are also passionate supporters of the scheme volunteering and fundraising for Breakfast Clubs and currently support 156 breakfast clubs nationally. There are now over 680 breakfast clubs, providing free breakfasts to over 44,000 children every school day.

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