New Government Program Fights Childhood Hunger
Those who learn together, eat together.
Primary schools across the US think child hunger needs to end. They’re starting right at home.
After realizing some students only eat at school, due to access-issues and poverty, primary schools are offering students access to no-cost meals.
Many schools already offer breakfast programs in addition to lunch, but this program takes it one step above that. They begin each day with breakfast in the classroom with classmates – a program that is expected to launch nationwide in the upcoming year.
It’s deemed the Community Eligibility Option, and it will provide federal funds to poverty-stricken school districts. Funds get released based on how many students receive food stamps or other federal assistance.
With the program, students are able to receive free breakfast and lunch, regardless of how much their family income is.
How do you think we can eliminate childhood hunger?