A NEW breakfast club at Belmore Primary Academy in Owen Road, Hayes, was opened last week with the help of General Mills, the Uxbridge food manufacturer, and the Greggs Foundation.

All 120 pupils will now receive breakfast every morning, completely free of charge.

General Mills, which produces Häagen Dazs, Nature Valley, Petits-Filous, Old El Paso and Liberte brands, has donated funds to launch the club, while the Greggs Foundation will supply fresh bread from a local Greggs store.

The school will use donations to buy food that will give children the best start to their day.

Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell and Cllr Carol Melvin, the Mayor of Hillingdon, were present at the launch.

The Greggs Foundation already runs around 450 breakfast clubs, serving 26,000 school breakfasts every day.

Paul Bateman, head teacher at Belmore, said: “It’s fantastic to see leading food companies, such as General Mills, helping to tackle the issue of food insecurity in the UK.

“The funding they’ve provided will make a real difference to the lives of our pupils both from an educational and social perspective.”

General Mills’ assistance will enable the school to buy enough to feed pupils every day for the next two years.