Share Our Strength and Feeding America partnered on a qualitative research study and broader report examining food insecurity in rural communities across the United States.
The most effective ways to boost school breakfast participation are by using Breakfast After the Bell models. Learn how each Breakfast After the Bell model is structured, and the percentage increase school breakfast programs can experience by adopting these models.
Increasing access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Afterschool Meals Program, also known as the Supper Program, is critical to ending childhood hunger. Currently, only a fraction of the children who receive a free or reduced-price lunch at school have access to a meal or snack after school. This resource provides recommendations on how to reach more students after school through this important meal program.
Schools operating as Nutrition Hubs help children access the nutrition they need throughout the year by operating all available federal child nutrition programs — school breakfast, lunch, supper, and summer meals. This model helps ensure that all children benefit from the nutrition they need so that they can thrive educationally and physically.
School meals are a lifeline to many children and families, easing financial strain and uncertainty and providing a comforting source of consistency for students. This resource demonstrates how school meals are essential to student health and academic success, how supporting school meals means supporting the local economy, and how collaboration and creativity can ensure meal service will be effective for everyone.