Two of Bristol’s top chefs Adrian Kirikmaa‏ and Josh Eggleton visited Evergreen Primary Academy recently to deliver a breakfast club on behalf of FareShare South West. The organisation launched their Big Breakfast Week, a school-based campaign, which is part of their bid to tackle the city-wide issue of child hunger.

As well as the usual wide ranging breakfast menu the chefs were on hand to prepare and make nourishing healthy smoothies for the pupils to drink. The event was extremely well supported with around 30 families participating.

The breakfast club has been well established and has been in operation for over four years at the Academy and has proved an amazing success with pupils, parents and carers.

 The week aimed to raise awareness of the need for additional food provision in schools where children are regularly arriving hungry, undernourished and unable to learn.

Vicky Counsell, Principal of Evergreen Primary said, “It has been fantastic to have two such well-renowned chefs visit our school and share their love of good food and healthy eating with our children.  They have had lots of fun today!  Our relationship with FareShare has enabled this to happen and has proven to be a real asset to the school over time.  Working closely with FareShare enables us to provide a healthy breakfast for our pupils and their families every day that they are in school.  We are able to provide a warm, caring and engaging start to the day for our children and this impacts positively on the rest of their day at school.”

Julian Mines, CEO of FareShare South West, said “Child hunger is truly a city-wide problem, and we are calling on Bristol for support in providing a city-wide solution. Our charity’s aim is to get as much food as we can into the networks that matter, from Breakfast Clubs to children’s centres, to ensure no child goes hungry. With support, we can really change the picture on food poverty.”