Huddersfield Town Foundation launches first initiativeThe first official initiative of the Huddersfield Town Foundation (@townfoundation) following its launch, ‘Early Kick-Off’ is an exciting yet necessary scheme that will ensure the young people of Huddersfield and the wider community start their day in the way – with a healthy nutritious breakfast!
Scheduled to start in October 2012, ‘Early Kick-Off’ aims to provide kids in the Kirklees administrative area with a complimentary healthy breakfast for a full school year.
Initially ‘Early Kick-Off’ will directly benefit 50 pupils at six specially selected primary schools throughout the full 39 week academic year, but our aim is to raise £30,000 so that even more kids more benefit! We hope to expand the project with the help of local businesses to 20 local schools, which will mean that 195,000 breakfasts are provided by the Huddersfield Town Foundation every year!
Huddersfield Town has joined forces with Club Partners Total Foodservice and Kirklees College; along with Kirklees council, Kid Premiership, Caterers Choice and Polar Ford to make ‘Early Kick-Off’ possible. Food wholesalers Total Foodservice and Caterers Choice have used their extensive network of contacts to supply the healthy and nutritious breakfast together for the kids – food such as fruits, grains, dairy products and other protein-rich foods – and Huddersfield Town will deliver it to the schools across the region – completely free of charge.
It will then be up to the schools and its helpers to make the breakfasts, but our help doesn’t end there – leading education provider Kirklees College is offering teachers and parents complimentary NVQ courses in food preparation and hygiene to ensure they know the best ways of ensuring their pupils benefit.
We are now looking for businesses to financially support this scheme, can you help?
- There has been a 233% increase in children relying on charities to be fed
- A couple with two children need to earn £36,800 for an acceptable standard of living
- 83% of teachers see evidence of hungry children in their class
- 1,000,000 children across the UK are living with food insecurity, which means they don’t know where their next meal is coming from
Follow the Foundation on twitter @townfoundation for more information!