Crystal Palace FC Foundation partnered up with international charity, His Church, Croydon Voluntary Action and Croydon Council in a major event on that saw over 50 local primary and secondary schools and community organisations collect a staggering 8,000 boxes of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and Cornflakes breakfast cereal from a huge articulated lorry camped in the car park at Selhurst Park Stadium.
Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said: “Eating a nutritious breakfast and keeping active are so important for children and young people’s health as they grow up. We also know that eating well at the start of the day has the added benefit of helping pupils to achieve and concentrate better during the school day. It was great that so many Croydon schools were able take part in the fun and learning from this event. We are really pleased to be able to continue supporting Crystal Palace FC Foundation in their community endeavours. We find that residents of all ages benefit the most when organisations in the borough work in partnership to improve lives.”
Councillor Louisa Woodley, cabinet member for families, health and social care, added: “The breakfast cereals event was a definite winner for Croydon. It ties in well with the work already being done for the borough’s Food Flagship programme, which is playing a pivotal role in helping schools and community groups to make good food the easy choice. A key element of this has been working with schoolchildren, teachers and catering staff on the importance of eating nutritious meals to help avoid preventable diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions."