Contact: Lesley Nelson
Manager, Child Hunger Prevention - Portland Metro
Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307
Contact: Rose Walker
Manager, Child Hunger Prevention - Rural Oregon
Email, (503) 595-5501 ext. 324
Further progress is imperative to ensure a healthy start.
We envision an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.
About the Program
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides federal reimbursements to providers who operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The program is administered at the Federal level by the USDA and at the State level by the Oregon Department of Education.
The SBP benefits school aged children by providing a nutritionally balanced breakfast to help them concentrate and be more engaged in the classroom. Schools benefit financially and from improved test scores.
What We Do
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon works with the Oregon Department of Education and other community partners to publicize the School Breakfast Program and support schools who participate by identifying and promoting best practices.
We identify opportunities for School Breakfast Program improvement through our work with providers here in Oregon, and monitoring efforts of other states. We advocate for these improvements through state and federal policy change, like the 2009 State School Breakfast bill.