(HARRISBURG) – Two Penns Valley School District elementary schools have received state grants to make school breakfasts and other meal options available to more students, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
Centre Hall Potter Elementary School received $3,105 and Miles Township Elementary School received $2,317. Corman said the grants are provided through the School Breakfast Initiative, which he supported as part of the 2017-18 state budget. The maximum grant was $5,000.
The schools will use the grant to increase and sustain breakfast participation by 20 percent by implementing or expanding alternative breakfast options, such as grab-n-go breakfast, breakfast in the classroom, and second chance breakfast during study halls.
“Currently, more than 3,000 Pennsylvania schools report that they offer breakfast. However, fewer than half of those schools offer alternative serving methods,” Corman said. “Only 50 percent of students who receive free or reduced lunch also receive breakfast. These grants will provide much needed nutritional breakfast options to more students.”
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