RELEASE: No Kid Hungry Texas Supports Breakfast Programs Through Local School Grants

January 21, 2020

Contact: Kathy Green, 512-657-7407, kgreen@strength.org

Austin, TX – No Kid Hungry Texas has awarded more than $144,000 in grants to support breakfast programs at 30 schools across the state. The funding boosts Breakfast After the Bell initiatives, a program that increases access to school breakfast by bringing breakfast out of the cafeteria and making it a part of the school day.

More than 1 in 4 kids in Texas live in families that struggle with hunger. Research shows that hunger has long-term ramifications on children, including lower test scores, weaker attendance rates, and a higher risk of hospitalizations and chronic diseases. No Kid Hungry Texas and its partners focus on Breakfast After the Bell as a critical way to end childhood hunger in across the state.

Accessing traditional cafeteria breakfast service can be challenging for many kids. Breakfast After the Bell provides breakfast in a way that is more convenient and accessible to students, resulting in increased student participation.

“We are pleased to offer these grants to ensure that all students can start their day with a healthy breakfast,” said Kathy Green, No Kid Hungry Texas director. “Through partnerships like these, we are moving Texas closer to the goal of No Kid Hungry.”

The following schools received funding in the latest round of No Kid Hungry breakfast grants:

  • Southside Elementary – Angleton, TX – $6,052.00
  • Northside Elementary – Angleton, TX – $4,932.00
  • Dalhart Elementary School – Dalhart, TX – $1,850.00
  • Edgewood Elementary – Edgewood, TX – $5,233.00
  • Eustace Middle School – Eustace, TX – $2,259.00
  • Eustace High School – Eustace, TX – $2,500.00
  • Mayde Creek Junior High School – Houston, TX – $4,800.00
  • Sundown Elementary – Katy, TX – $4,800.00
  • Rodger and Ellen Beck Junior High School – Katy, TX – $4,800.00
  • Woodcreek Elementary – Katy, TX – $4,800.00
  • Bear Creek Elementary – Katy, TX – $4,800.00
  • Stanley C Stanley Elementary – Katy, TX – $4,800.00
  • Peebles Elementary – Killeen, TX – $6,000.00
  • Corinth Elementary – Corinth, TX – $2,600.00
  • Joseph W. Nixon High School – Laredo, TX – $3,368.00
  • Raymond & Tirza Martin High School – Laredo, TX – $3,368.00
  • Hector J. Garcia Early College High School – Laredo, TX – $3,368.00
  • Dr Leo Cigarroa High School – Laredo, TX – $3,368.00
  • Lone Oak High School – Lone Oak, TX – $1,600.00
  • PSJA Early College High School – Pharr, TX – $5,571.00
  • PSJA Memorial High School – Pharr, TX – $5,571.00
  • PSJA Southwest Early College High School – Pharr, TX – $5,571.00
  • PSJA Thomas Jefferson Early College High School – Pharr, TX – $5,571.00
  • PSJA North Early college High School – Pharr, TX – $5,571.00
  • Performing Arts School of Technology – Port Arthur, TX – $2,700.00
  • Memorial High School TTS – Port Arthur, TX – $5,400.00
  • Deerpark Middle School – Austin, TX – $6,500.00
  • Shepherd High School – Shepherd, TX – $7,000.00
  • Sulphur Bluff ISD – Sulphur Bluff, TX – $3,500.00
  • Sweeny High School – Sweeny, TX – $6,500.00

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About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 7 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org