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 nutrition department’s bottom line. Learn more here.
You can also get help battling hunger in districts regardless of poverty rates. The Pinnacle Food Service Breakfast Building Grant Program provides grants up to $1,000 to schools to increase participation. Learn more here. Also, School Grants for Healthy Kids: Action for Healthy Kids announced how to apply for grants for the 2014-2015 school year that includes money for breakfast improvements.
Tell your schools about training in Northeast PA: The American Dairy Association is hosting a Pa. Breakfast Summit for food service directors and administrators from 9 a.m. till noon on May 15 at the Hilton in Scranton. Registration information coming soon.
In the News: Read how LAMPa continues to keep the spotlight on the importance of school breakfast in fighting hunger. Look for us at your synod assemblies to see how your schools are doing and how you can help!