Scaling a UK charity to feed thousands of children and families living with food insecurity
AlixPartners Supports Magic Breakfast’s “Fuel for Learning” project
Magic Breakfast’s aim is “to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools through the provision of healthy breakfasts to children living with food poverty.” Due to COVID-19 the need is greater than ever before. Prior to the pandemic, Magic Breakfast was providing healthy breakfasts every school day. Now they are reaching 35% more pupils per school, offering take home packs, and doing home deliveries. Magic Breakfast has been adapting the way they work to ensure children at risk of hunger continue to receive breakfast whether at school or home, and through the school holidays. They now have an opportunity to continue this intensive level of help in 2021 by increasing the number of partner schools.
The assessment helped to ensure that everyone was on the same page, and that any new investments were clearly focused on enabling the charity to do the most good, in the shortest time possible. What we have built has given them more confidence that their technology investment will work for them, as well as clear implementation steps to ensure that it will have a transformative effect on the business as they increase their services in 2021.
Katrina Schmidt, Head of Finance for Magic Breakfast, said, "[Their analysis] of our current environment, our existing systems’ capabilities, a comprehensive review of ERP systems to suit our business needs, and recommendations...will help us in writing our business case to obtain the funding necessary to implement the ERP system."