Hunger Solutions New York provides schools and community-based organizations with school meals tools and resources including reports, county- and district-level data, outreach materials, and individualized assistance.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs help ensure children are well nourished and ready to learn. These federally-funded programs serve students in public and nonprofit private schools, and residential child-care institutions. Both require schools to offer meals at free and reduced-price rates and to meet federal nutrition requirements. These programs have been proven to reduce hunger, support good nutrition, improve health outcomes, and bolster student success.
92.8% of eligible CEP schools are participating in the provision
New York State is proudly promoting the benefits of School Breakfast and Breakfast After the Bell.
We can help
We can provide you with resources, data, and best-practices to improve participation in school meal programs. We provide tailored one-on-one assistance to schools, supported by extensive district-level analysis, to help:
- Increase access to and participation in the School Breakfast Program
- Implement alternative breakfast service models
- Offer universal meals through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
- Maximize direct certification, program participation, and funding for successful meal programs.
Contact Jessica Pino-Goodspeed, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, for assistance.
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