The Greggs Foundation has announced the opening of new breakfast clubs in Lancashire to help children get a healthy nutritious start to the day.

Balladen Community Primary School, Rossendale, and Colne Primary School, along with Castleton Primary School in Rochdale will now be able to help more than 170 children who need a free, nutritional breakfast before starting classes.

Breakfast offerings will include toast, low sugar cereal, fruit, yoghurt, juice, and milk.

Lynne Hindmarch, Breakfast Club Manager for the Greggs Foundation, said: “No child should ever start their day without breakfast, which is why we’re delighted to be opening three new Breakfast Clubs across Lancashire, thanks to the generous support and funding of various organisations in the region.

“Through Breakfast Clubs such as this, we’re able to support over 46,500 children each day nationally, and new openings like these are helping us to continue heading towards reaching our target of serving 70,000 breakfasts each school day by 2025.”

The Balladen Community Primary School club is sponsored by Chiesi and the Colne Primary School club is being supported by Hatmill.

The average Breakfast Club costs £3,000 to set up and run for an academic year. In May 2021, Greggs ran its latest annual Breakfast Club Appeal, during which over £120,000 was raised by Greggs colleagues and customers in just two weeks to support the cause – enabling the Greggs Foundation to provide 480,000 children with a free breakfast.

Launched in 1999, the Greggs Foundation’s Breakfast Club programme has grown to serve free breakfasts to around 46,500 children every school day, at over 700 Clubs across the UK.

So far the programme has served over 58 million free meals with an ambition to support 1,000 Breakfast Clubs by 2025, serving 70,000 free, nutritious meals each school day, as announced in The Greggs Pledge in 2021.