New report shows NJ’s poorest schools missing out on school breakfast

Posted on April 3, 2019

According to Hunger Free New Jersey, New Jersey’s most impoverished schools are reaching less than half of their low-income students with federally-funded school breakfast, mainly because many continue to serve breakfast before school when most children have not yet arrived, according to a report released today.

That why Advocates for Children of New Jersey and Hunger Free New Jersey teamed up for The Food for Thought Campaign and worked towards the passage of the Breakfast After the Bell law, effective starting September 2019. The law mandates schools in high-poverty districts across the state to serve breakfast after school begins, promising to provide this all-important meal to our neediest children.

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Read the press release from Hunger Free New Jerseyhere.