Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has launched a campaign, in partnership with the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs in our state. The campaign will encourage schools to serve breakfast in the most effective way: after the bell and at no charge to students.
The campaign's three main strategies are: sharing data about the number of Oregon kids who are missing out on school breakfast; growing awareness of these federal nutrition supports as effective tools to combat child hunger; and providing outreach and assistance to schools on strategies to boost participation.
This fall, we are kicking off the second annual November School Breakfast Challenge to support schools working to boost their breakfast participation! Folllow along on our Facebook and with #LetsDoBreakfastOregon!
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. Read our Fact Sheet for more information.
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 and the 2015 Breakfast after the Bell bill.