Five new school divisions, along with eight repeat winners, received the second annual Dorothy S. McAuliffe School Nutrition award presented by No Kid Hungry Virginia in September.
October 04, 2018
No Kid Hungry Virginia is investing $57,400 to launch alternative breakfast programs in 15 schools across the state. The programs – known nationwide as Breakfast After the Bell – increase access to school breakfast by making it a part of the school day, providing breakfast in a way that is more convenient and accessible to students, resulting in increased student participation.
September 26, 2018
Rebekah Purcell and Hannah Jayanti became part of the Highland View family during the past year — immersing themselves into the routines of school and families — all in an effort to show the impact of a pilot program that feeds impoverished children three meals daily.
May 29, 2018
“I was blown away. I live in Northern Virginia. I live in Fairfax County. You’ve got to be kidding me,” the former PTA president remembered thinking. “These are kids that my kids were in school with.” The experience resonated with Joseph, leading to an aspiration — she wanted to help end childhood hunger in Herndon. She formed Food for Neighbors, an organization that for nearly two years has collected bags stuffed with donated canned and other nonperishable goods from the stoops and front porches of Northern Virginia residents.
May 15, 2018
As Amy Zrakovi recalls, a group of third-grade students at James River Elementary School approached her last year and said they wanted to end world hunger. A teacher mentioned she had worked with Rise Against Hunger to pack meals at another school. Everyone at James River liked the idea and got to work bringing that goal to life.
April 30, 2018
I love Southern comfort food — but for kids food isn’t just comfort, it’s fuel. Expecting students to learn on an empty stomach is like serving soup without a spoon. A healthy school breakfast is as important to students as a textbook or pencil.
April 25, 2018