Governor's office looks to expand the school breakfast program

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | May 19, 2018 8:18 AM

(Photo: Chris Dunn, York Daily Record)

(Harrisburg) -- With the current school year winding down, the Wolf Administration is looking towards the next school year in providing a basic necessity for many, a school breakfast. 

The Wolf administration has announced an initial round of funding for new or expanded school breakfast programs.

The Governor's wife, First Lady Frances Wolf, says 200 schools will share in the first 900 thousand dollars awarded by the Department of Education.

"The underlying goal for each school receiving this award is to increase and sustain breakfast participation by 20-percent,.. and by doing it through implementing or expanding the use of alternative breakfast service methods such as "Grab and Go", "Breakfast in the Classroom" and even a second chance breakfast during study halls," she said.

Mrs. Wolf says currently only half of students in Pennsylvania who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch also receive breakfast. 

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