School Breakfast Challenge Program Expands to 120 Schools

School Breakfast Challenge Program Expands to 120 Schools

The School Breakfast Initiative announced today that 120 Minnesota schools have been selected to participate in the 2014- 15 School Breakfast Challenge. Each participating school will receive $2,500 in unrestricted funds to invest in increasing school breakfast participation in addition to a $0.25 incentive per meal served to free-and reduced-price eligible children over the number served the prior school year, up to 25,000 meals.

“This school year (2013- 14), we were able to support 40 schools with a $0.10 per meal incentive,” said Ellie Lucas, chief campaign officer for Hunger-Free Minnesota. “Now, thanks to financial support from our partners, along with overwhelming enthusiasm from Minnesota schools, we are proud to announce that the 2014- 15 School Breakfast Challenge includes 120 schools.”

The School Breakfast Initiative is a partnership between Hunger-Free Minnesota and Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota. Financial support comes from The General Mills Foundation, the Cargill Foundation and the Midwest Dairy Council.

The full news release is available here:

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