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More than $50,000 in grants provided by No Kid Hungry California

Posted at 4:20 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 19:20:43-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In honor of National School Breakfast Week, No Kid Hungry California is awarding over $50,000 in breakfast grants to five Kern County schools.

Grants have been provided to Casa Loma Elementary, Arvin High School, Stine Elementary School, Amy B. Seibert Elementary and Louise Sandrini Elementary.

The funding boosts Breakfast After the Bell initiatives to increase access to school nutrition programs by bringing breakfast out of the cafeteria and making it part of the school day.

“Studies have shown that students who eat a healthy breakfast have higher attendance rates, do better on tests, and are more likely to graduate high school – all of which are foundational to a child’s future,” said No Kid Hungry California Director Kathy Saile. “That’s the reason we are proud to partner with schools locally and across the state to expand and strengthen Breakfast After the Bell Programs. These grants will help ensure more Kern County students can start their day with a healthy meal.”