Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is proud to be a part of the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom, a consortium of national education and nutrition organizations that provides technical assistance and financial support to help school districts in Idaho increase breakfast participation by implementing breakfast in the classroom programs.
Serving breakfast in the classroom, as a part of the school day, removes many of the barriers associated with low participation in the program like:
Tight bus schedules
Stigma associated with traditional program
The grant is targeted to help school districts and schools in high need to cover the upfront costs often associated with the startup and implementation of breakfast in the classroom and “grab and go” programs. Grant funds can be used to purchase equipment and supplies, provide limited staff support and training, or procure marketing materials and other related expenses.
* Either 70% or more students qualify for free or reduced-price (FRP) meals, or else the school operates community eligibility;
* Average daily participation (ADP) in school breakfast is at 50% or less;
* Able to serve breakfast in the classroom at no charge to all students after the morning bell;
* Strong stakeholder support from school leadership and staff;
* 3-year commitment to making reasonable efforts to continue the program; and
* Willingness to promote the program through social media and school district communication channels.
For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
National partners: the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESPF), the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), The NEA Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation