Change the life of a child for as little as a morning coffee.
 
 
 

ONE IN FIVE AUSTRALIAN KIDS GO TO SCHOOL HUNGRY.

Either by choice or because of their home situation. This reduces kids’ capacity to learn, robbing them of two hours of essential learning time every day.

If a child goes to school hungry once every week, the loss in learning time is equivalent to one term each year.

We support local chaplains and breakfast clubs to give breakfast to school students who'd otherwise miss out.

We are fully funded by donations and volunteer effort.


 

Our Mission

Why? 

Hungry children have difficulty all day with learning, social interactions and physical demands. It's another burden on a child already struggling.

3 students arrive hungry in every class

Students that are hungry are: 

  • more likely to find it difficult to concentrate (73%) 
  • can be lethargic (66%) 
  • have learning difficulties (54%) 
  • exhibit behavioural problems (52%).

The average student loses more than two hours per day of learning time when they arrive at school hungry. If they attend school hungry once a week, this equates to a loss of a whole term (14 weeks) over the course of a school year. That's a quarter of the school year.


Our Difference

We provide the resources needed, directly to the local schools and breakfast clubs, so they can ensure the children in their programs get to class with a nutritious breakfast.

To put a dollar value on the benefits of children receiving food via school breakfast programs, the forecasted social return created for every kilogram of food is $110.

That means every $4 coffee exchanged for a 1kg box of cereal has a social return of $110.


Our Impact

Cereal for Coffee began in September 2015 and has conducted four campaigns across south-east Queensland. More than 3550 boxes of cereal and 400 litres of UHT milk has been donated to 40 local state schools and community support groups.

That's a lot of kids getting a nutritious breakfast before they start their school day.

Support our local chaplains and breakfast clubs through your love of coffee.