November School Breakfast Challenge and School Breakfast Grants
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has launched Let's Do Breakfast, Oregon!, in partnership with the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs, to encourage schools to increase school breakfast participation by serving breakfast in the most effective ways: after the bell and at no charge to students.
In the fall of 2017, we are kicking off the third annual November School Breakfast Challenge to support schools working to boost their breakfast participation! Up to 200 schools will receive materials and incentives and will have the opportunity to win cash prizes for increasing participation. RSVP your school to participate now at oregonhunger.org/breakfast-challenge. Folllow along on our Facebook and with #LetsDoBreakfastOregon!
Grants for School Nutrition Programs are available for schools implementing changes to their breakfast program. Visit our grants page to learn more: http://oregonhunger.org/grants.
About the School Breakfast 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.
How Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon Promotes School Breakfast
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.