With the cost of living crisis as prevalent as ever and rising costs, there is added strain on household budgets.
Whilst Warren Group primary aim is recycling food waste, the Newton Aycliffe-based company is also a proud partner of Greggs Foundation’s Breakfast Club which aims to tackle food poverty amongst children
Thanks to a regular donation from Warrens Group, the Greggs Foundation is able to provide free breakfasts for three schools across Bishop Auckland and Darlington, feeding a total of 150 children every day.
Richard Skelton, regional sales manager at Warrens, recently paid a visit to Northwood Primary School in Darlington, one of the schools supported by the breakfast initiative, to see the breakfast club in action and to witness the impact of the sponsorship for those in the community.
Charlotte Nelson, School Business Manager at Northwood Primary, said: “The breakfast club is very important as being able to provide breakfast for our children is invaluable. In addition to giving pupils a healthy start to the day, the clubs aim to encourage the children to chat and engage with school staff before their lessons begin and really enjoy it. We’re grateful to Greggs and generous companies like Warrens for making it possible.”
Richard Skelton added: “It is a privilege to be able to lend our support to the Greggs Foundation and assist in combatting such a key issue that many families are facing. No child should go hungry and we’re passionate about the role we can play in supporting those within the community that need our help. We are proud to have supported Northwood Primary and two other schools in the area since 2017, which since the beginning of the partnership has provided thousands of children with the most important meal of the day”.
Lynne Hindmarsh, Breakfast Club Manager of the Gregg’s Foundation commented: “Warrens Group are wonderful partners who have sponsored three local breakfast clubs in schools in Bishop Auckland and Darlington since October 2017, ensuring around 150 pupils access a free breakfast each school day. Without the continued support of Warrens those children may otherwise go without”. She also added: “Through breakfast clubs such as this, we’re able to support over 48,000 children each day nationally, and we cannot do this alone. That is why we’re delighted to work with partners such as Warrens Group helping to provide these children with breakfast and ensure a good start to their day.”
Warrens Group is a UK-wide food waste recycling service that generate renewable energy and biofertiliser from the surplus food that they collect. The company treats over 115,000 tonnes of food waste and organic materials every year, converting it into over 100 million kWh of energy – enough to power over 20,000 homes for an entire year. For more information visit www.warrens-group.com.