Last week the 2011 analysis of Summer Nutrition Programs, “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” was released by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), documenting the continuing downward trend in participation. Since July 2008, total participation nationwide in the Summer Nutrition Programs has dropped by 90,000 children.
School’s out for summer! When that last day of school finally arrives, most kids are excited about the start of summer vacation. But, this also means millions more low income children will face their days hungry.
Sorry folks, this one’s for kids only! Our new packaging for Breakfast BREAKS just rolled out this week. It’s still the new eco-friendly pouch packaging in a variety of colors, but now inviting kids to visit BreakfastBREAKS.com and submit their ideas for the next fun headline.
Last week at Maryland’s State House, the Governor’s Office for Children kicked off the state’s First Class Breakfast Initiative which aims to expand and improve school breakfast programs. This announcement came as part of the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland.