Category: School Breakfast

March 9, 2018

School Breakfast Initiative Now Offering Grants to Schools

March 08, 2018 Harrisburg, PA – As part of his School Breakfast Initiative, Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that $900,000 in mini-grants are available to schools to start or expand alternative breakfast programs to help more students begin the day with a healthy breakfast. LAMPa advocates helped secure the funding the governor requested in the...

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February 20, 2018

PA Ranks 41st in School Breakfast Participation

Although more Pennsylvania students participated in school breakfast programs in 2016-2017, the state’s ranking in the percentage of eligible students participating dropped to 41st in the nation, according to the scorecard recently released by the Food Research and Action Council. This annual report analyzes participation in the school breakfast program among low-income children nationally and in...

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February 6, 2018

PA Hunger Leaders Advocate in D.C.

Eleven World Hunger Leaders from across Pennsylvania, joined Tracey and Lynn, to participate in the ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering, January 21-24. More than 150 leaders from across the country gathered at Reformation Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., focusing on the theme “Until All Are Fed”. All in attendance were equipped to advocate to their state’s...

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June 21, 2017

First Lady Highlights School Breakfast Initiative at Food Security Convening

“Ask any teacher and they will tell you that food is the basic school supply,” said First Lady Frances Wolf as she addressed the first Local Food Alliances Convening held at the State Farm Show Complex, bringing together anti-hunger advocates, including ELCA hunger leaders, from around the state. Although one in five children in Pennsylvania...

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April 20, 2017

Hunger Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Expand School Breakfast

LAMPa and ELCA World Hunger leaders in Pennsylvania signed a letter delivered to lawmakers today as part of a statewide coalition urging an additional $2 million to expand school breakfast participation through alternative delivery methods. “Right now, 1 in 5 kids in Pennsylvania struggles with hunger. School breakfast is critical to ensure that kids get...

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February 7, 2017

Budget Proposal Includes $2M for School Breakfast Expansion

Gov. Tom Wolf moved to boost the state’s underutilized school breakfast program by investing $2 million as part of his 2017-18 budget proposal so that schools can reach more students and ensure they have access to the healthy meals they need to start their day right. “Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania applauds the governor’s attention...

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October 4, 2016

Governor Releases Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA

LAMPa applauds the Wolf Administration on the recent unveiling of its food security plan – Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-free PA, and urges ELCA hunger leaders to bring their faith to the table to help make that goal a reality. After meeting with anti-hunger advocates, including LAMPa,  Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order in...

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March 28, 2014

Keep School Breakfast Push Going with Grants and Training

As the Pa. School Breakfast Challenge draws to a close, hunger advocates have ways to keep the momentum going. Next school year, Pa. schools will have a new option for offering all meals at no cost to students: community eligibility. Designed for schools with high concentrations of low-income students, community eligibility benefits students and the school...

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October 31, 2013

Lutherans Agree: Breakfast Most Important Meal of the Day

LAMPa is working with the Pa. Department of Education, local businesses and other anti-hunger organizations across the state to launch the first-ever School Breakfast Challenge in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett are co-chairs of this initiative, making it a priority to ensure all students start their day off right.  Schools that...

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