The relationship between food and mental health is well documented. Not consuming enough food causes psychological distress and severely affects children’s ability to concentrate.
Thanks to the Fremantle Foundation and donors of Impact 100, Fremantle PCYC provide nearly 200 meals to children every month. In Rockingham, the Breakfast Club is funded by the WA Police and Department of Communities. Operating twice a week, over one hundred meals are provided to local children every month. In addition to removing the barrier to learning when a child is hungry, the program provides young people with a safe environment where they can engage with Youth Workers and take part in other personal development or recreational activities before school. Young people engaged in the Breakfast Club are transported to school to increase school attendance.