Congratulations to our November School Breakfast Challenge winners!

by Fatima Jawaid

This year, 48 schools–representing 15 counties throughout Oregon–participated in the fourth annual November School Breakfast Challenge. Each day in November, these schools made sure kids started each day with breakfast!

Join us in celebrating all of the participating schools! We greatly appreciate their time and dedication; from sending home extra parent materials, to adding new items, to even changing where and when they served breakfast–everyone went the extra mile to reach more kids!

In this year’s challenge, participating schools achieved big results: more than 90,000 breakfast were served in November, increasing the number of kids eating breakfast in 2017 by fifteen percent! Sixty-three percent of participating schools boosted their breakfast numbers–that’s about 5400 kids connected.

We’d like to congratulate the winning schools! This year, the Let’s Do Breakfast, Oregon! Coalition are pleased to say, we were able to offer even more awards! Let’s congratulate these 6 schools:

Schools (under 436 enrolled):
1st Place: Harper school, Harper School District
2nd Place: Winston Middle School, Winston-Dillard School District
3rd Place: Dilley Elementary School, Forest Grove School District
Most Meals Served: Winchester Elementary, Roseburg School District

Schools (over 436 enrolled):
1st Place: Silverton Middle School, Silver Falls School District
2nd Place: Highlands Hills Elementary, Hermiston School District
3rd Place: Astoria High School, Astoria School District
Spirit Award: Findley Elementary, Beaverton School District


Learn more about the winners here.

The November School Breakfast Challenge is a collaborative effort by the Let’s Do Breakfast, Oregon! Campaign, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, and Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.