Out of 1,325 schools that competed to increase participation in school breakfast programs, an Alexandria school was one of 12 winners.
April 20, 2017
To increase kids’ access to a healthy meal during the summer, the Lynchburg Public Library will offer free lunch to children through a new summer feeding program June 19 through July 28. The lunch program will be administered at the main library on Memorial Avenue and will coincide with the library’s STEAM-focused summer reading program, named Reading by Design.
April 18, 2017
First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe visited Dryden Elementary School on Friday to tour classrooms during the afterschool supperand backpack distributionsof the Virginia 365Project to End ChildhoodHunger in Southwest Virginia.
April 05, 2017
“You get them here. You love them up. You feed them… We make them whole people. If we don’t feed them, they can’t be ready to learn.” – Principal Pam Davis, Highland View Elementary, Bristol
March 30, 2017
Greene County knows that every child deserves breakfast, not just on testing day –their alternative breakfast models are proof of that. Their recent breakfast “taste test” event got students ready for a full day of SOLs and exposed more students to the cafeteria’s wide variety of morning meal options.
March 20, 2017
The Governor and First Lady of Virginia visited Bensley Elementary School in Chesterfield County on Thursday, March 2nd, to kickoff National School Breakfast Week and help celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Students enjoyed sharing their breakfast experiences with the Governor and the First Lady before listening to one of their favorite Dr. Seuss books - Oh, the Place You’ll Go! Reggie Barlow, former NFL player and current Virginia State University football coach, also joined the event to promote school breakfast and physical activity!
March 20, 2017
“As the principal, I have the responsibility to feed all students. In the traditional way of serving school breakfast, we might reach 30% of kids, now we reach 70%. I’ll take that any day.” – Clint Mitchell, Principal, Fairfax County
March 15, 2017
We all know the feeling in the pit of our stomachs from childhood (and some of us from parenthood) when being called to the principal’s office. “Oh no. I am in trouble.” One in 6 children in the U.S. are in trouble and they do have a bad feeling in the pit of their stomachs, not because they are in trouble, but because they suffer from hunger. And, ironically, the principal’s office may be best places to make this feeling go away.
March 14, 2017
Unfortunately, for over 13 million kids in this country, going to school hungry is the norm. One in five children in the United States live in food insecure households, which means they lack consistent access to enough food.
March 10, 2017