“It’s clear how much this food means,” says Malan, the Assistant Principal at Haeata Community Campus, a decile 1 school in Christchurch. “We see a real difference in focus when our students are full.”
Last week a teacher at one of our partner schools wiped away tears as she told us what her students are dealing with. Kids coming to breakfast club who haven’t eaten the night before.
Help from charities like KidsCan have taken some of the tough choices away from our kids. We used to have siblings missing school because it “wasn’t their turn” to wear the only pair of shoes.