The MP for Angus has backed a school meals scheme which guards against school children starting their day hungry.
Food firm Kellogg’s makes grants of £1,000 available for breakfast clubs which run out of schools.
Organisers contacted Kirstene Hair to note that they are doubling the number of grants issued for the next year.
She has written to schools across Angus to apply for the scheme, which has operated since 1997.
Ms Hair said:
“The breakfast club scheme will support one in four schools in some of the poorest areas across the UK this year.
“They are determined to reach more children in need because recent data shows one in nine children often miss out on breakfast.
“This can have a devastating impact on their capacity to learn, alongside social and physical effects.
“I’ve asked a number of Angus primary schools to apply to the programme if they haven’t already done so.
“Breakfast clubs also provide a lifeline for parents who may struggle to pay for childcare so they can get to work.”
Visit https://www.kelloggs.co.uk/en_GB/our-story/feeding-people-in-need/support-for-school-breakfast-clubs.html for more guidance on the grants and how to apply.