Making strides in breakfast expansion in Clifton!
This month, the Clifton school district applied for a grant from the Partners for Health Foundation to expand their breakfast after the bell program to two more schools. When Hunger Free New Jersey first approached the district about the grant opportunity last year, the Business Administrator did not apply for the funds. Now, under the new breakfast law the district must implement breakfast after the bell in all schools where 70% or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals. The district plans to launch breakfast after the bell in schools #12 and #15 by June. According to data from March 2018, these schools had a combined enrollment of over 900 students and an average daily participate rate in breakfast of less than 20%. If awarded, this grant funding can be used for insulated bags, grab and go carts and other necessary equipment to get breakfast after the bell up and running in these schools, which will be a big help to the district and a big leap forward in feeding more children in Clifton!
About the Grantee
The mission of Hunger Free New Jersey (formerly New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition) is to end hunger in NJ through education, advocacy and activism. Hunger Free New Jersey educates the public and decision-makers about hunger and mobilizes diverse organizations to combat hunger by improving access to nutrition programs.