North Wales, Pa. − May 17, 2019 — Senator Maria Collett (D-12) has announced today that Upper Moreland Township School District has been awarded $4,204 to expand their school breakfast programming.
The grant is a part of Governor Tom Wolf’s School Breakfast Initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The School Breakfast Program grants allow schools to implement or expand alternative breakfast programs like grab-n-go-breakfast, breakfast in the classroom, or 2nd chance breakfast during study halls. The program aims to increase and sustain breakfast participation by 20 percent.
“Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is essential for students’ success,” said Senator Collett. “We know that breakfast helps students stay focused during the day and can improve mental and physical health. This grant will allow more Upper Moreland students to access the breakfast they need.”
Upper Moreland’s superintendent Dr. Robert Milrod added: “Our ‘Second Chance Breakfast’ program at Upper Moreland High School will help ensure that our High School students will be able to eat breakfast when they have not had that opportunity to do so at home. It is another tool that we will be able to use to combat food insecurity issues among our students, and to provide support. We are certainly thankful for this grant and the food that it will provide for our students.”
Upper Moreland High School is one of 151 schools across the commonwealth to receive School Breakfast Program mini-grants of up to $5,000, totaling approximately $592,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.