KCPS is bringing even more support for students in the classroom. Students now can get the most important meal of the day, every day, so that they can focus on the important work of learning.
KCPS recently implemented the program at five schools: Harold Holliday Sr. Montessori School, James Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Troost Elementary School.
Since the program’s launch, student participation in breakfast at these schools has increased from 52 percent to 96 percent. KCPS received $477,742 in grant funding in 2018 for 25 schools serving 12,500 students to introduce Breakfast in the Classroom service.
The expansion is jointly funded by General Mills Foundation and the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom, a consortium of national education and nutrition organizations including the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the NEA Foundation, and the School Nutrition Foundation, which is funded by the Walmart Foundation.