SNF & Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom Announce New BIC Grants

2014-11-26

The School Nutrition Foundation, as part of Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom, has announced new funding to help school districts in seven states launch breakfast in the classroom programs, to reach thousands more students nationwide.

For the third year in a row, Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom, a consortium of national education and nutrition organizations, is expanding efforts to help combat childhood hunger and improve participation in the federally-funded School Breakfast Program. Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom grants will be awarded to school districts in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

In addition to SNF, Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom includes the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESPF) and the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN). Through a $5 million grant from Walmart Foundation, the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom will work closely with state partners to provide technical assistance and support to school districts in developing and implementing the breakfast program.

School districts in six of the seven states are currently eligible to apply for grant funds. School districts in Virginia have until December 31, 2014 and Arizona districts have until February 27, 2015 to complete and submit their applications. Pennsylvania school district applications are currently under review and grantees will be announced in the coming weeks. The remaining states are underway with planning State Breakfast Summit’s which serve as the launch to the grant opportunity within the state.

Since 2010, 15 school districts have been awarded a grant by the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom to implement the Breakfast in the Classroom programs resulting in more than 37,000 students starting their day off with a healthy breakfast. The Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom anticipate serving breakfast to more than 25,000 additional students over the next two years.

For more information, or to find out more about the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom grants, visit www.BreakfastintheClassroom.org.

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