Seven schools to get free breakfasts

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FREE breakfasts should be on the menu for hundreds of primary schoolchildren in a Yorkshire city from this Autumn.

Hull Council is teaming up with the Goodwin Development Trust to serve up toast, preserves, cereals, juice and milk, in seven primary schools as part of a pilot starting around October. The eventual aim is that all primary schools serve the free breakfasts.

The seven already provide breakfast – but at a cost to the school.

JJ Tatten, from the trust, which has been running a FareShare scheme for almost two years, which redistributes quality surplus food from the food and drink industry to disadvantaged groups, said: “It is a classic pragmatic alliance between the food industry, the council and a charity to tackle a problem which we all find unpalatable. The schools can make savings which will be redirected back to the core learning process.”