Three elementary schools to pilot free breakfast program
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, three elementary schools in Paso Robles Public School district will begin a pilot Universal Breakfast program in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank. This program will feed over 1500 students a nutritious breakfast at no cost. The participating elementary schools are Bauer-Speck, Georgia Brown, and Virginia Peterson.
“A nutritious breakfast is crucial to starting the day off right”, says Chris Williams, superintendent of Paso Robles public schools, as he announced that starting Feb. 17, three elementary schools in the Paso Robles Public School district will begin a pilot universal breakfast program in conjunction with the SLO County Food Bank.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with the Food Bank to kick-off our new breakfast program”, says Williams. “Mr. Jordan Cooper has been working diligently with our district staff and sites to make this happen. Over 1500 students will receive a nutritious breakfast at no cost beginning this Tuesday.”
“By teaming with the SLO County Food Bank, we will be able to supply breakfasts to all students at each of these three school sites”, says Rod Blackner, Food Services Director.
The Food Bank will be providing matching funding as well as food materials for the program. As part of the pilot, one school will serve breakfast immediately before the start of school, and the other two sites will host breakfast in the classrooms. Data collected will then be used to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.