Content tagged with: student hunger

Indiana School Pantry Fights Student Hunger

In North Vernon, Indiana, fighting student hunger is a real community effort. This is especially true at Jennings County High School. The large, rural high school in southern Indiana has many students who receive free or reduced price lunches. Knowing the negative impact that hunger can have on learning, school staff felt that more could… Read more »

Sharing is Caring When Fighting Student Hunger

Sometimes, you know you have to get involved because you can make a difference. That’s why Sara Brown, a health room assistant at Bordeaux Elementary School in Shelton, WA, works to fight student hunger. With over 70 percent of her students’ families as low-income or homeless, hunger is a real issue in her school.

Educators Love School Breakfast!

We love school breakfast and Breakfast in the Classroom — and we know educators do, too! Whenever we help roll out a Breakfast in the Classroom program in a school or district, we hear so much positive feedback from all of the staff who are involved. Students who eat breakfast are more attentive in class, and learning… Read more »

Another Successful Year of Breakfast in the Classroom

It’s mid-morning in the classroom. One student has just walked in late. Another child’s stomach grumbles loudly. Yet another student raises her hand and asks to go to the nurse – she has a headache and stomachache. The students are fidgety, and many of them aren’t able to concentrate on the lesson. While there could… Read more »

Together, We Can #FightStudentHunger

This fall, we launched the Challenge to End Student Hunger alongside NEA Member Benefits and Bank of America. The goal was to raise awareness about student hunger in America and its impact on school success, and to support the student hunger-related work of NEA members, schools and local/state affiliates through an awards program.