Children from country Victoria will benefit from a healthier start to the 2016 school year after their schools signed up to the Breakfast Clubs program, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today.


Ms Symes announced the names of schools in Northern Victoria participating in the State Government-funded program from Term 1 2016.


Ms Symes said under the $13.7 million Breakfast Clubs program, students will be provided with a free breakfast every day.


“With one in seven children arriving at school with an empty stomach, the provision of free breakfasts will ensure these students no longer go hungry and allow them to get the most out of their education,” Ms Symes said.


“Under the program, participating schools with existing breakfast clubs will get their free food delivered directly to their door. And for the first time, hundreds of schools will be offering Breakfast Clubs for the very first time.”


The State Government has partnered with Foodbank – the largest welfare food agency in Australia – to establish and lead this state-wide program, using their existing warehousing, storage and freight network.


A total of 174 schools will join the Breakfast Club program at the start of Term 1 2016, with another 75 schools from Term 2 2016, and 251 on board from Term 3 2016.


Overall, 500 schools are participating in the Breakfast Club program.


“We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it sets our children up to concentrate, learn and be at their best,” Ms Symes said.


“The Breakfast Clubs program is another way in which the State Government is helping families so that all children can reach their potential, regardless of their circumstances.


“We’re investing almost $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has access to great local schools and every child gets the chance to succeed.”










Jamieson Primary School, Marysville Primary School, Woori Yallock Primary School, Pyalong Primary School, Tooborac Primary School, Coldstream Primary School, Hepburn Primary School, Cobram Special Developmental School, Yarrunga Primary School, St Georges Road Primary School Shepparton, Walwa Primary School, Wooragee Primary School, Wahgunyah Primary School, Eskdale Primary School, Chiltern Primary School, Wesburn Primary School, Hoddles Creek Primary School, Yarra Junction Primary School, Eildon Primary School, Gladysdale Primary School, Alexandra Primary School, Badger Creek Primary School, Launching Place Primary School, Diamond Valley Special Developmental School, Broken Creek Primary School, Rushworth P-12 College, Murchison Primary School, Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School, Broadford Primary School, Tallarook Primary School, Dhurringile Primary School, Girgarre Primary School, Wangaratta District Specialist School, Wangaratta West Primary School, Myrtleford P-12 College, Invergordon Primary School, Katamatite Primary School, Whorouly Primary School, Yarrawonga College P-12, Tungamah Primary School, Dookie Primary School, Numurkah Primary School, Nathalia Primary School, Bourchier Street Primary School Shepparton, Mooroopna North Primary School, Wallan Primary School, Whittlesea Primary School.