Kannapolis City Schools has received a grant from the North Carolina Governor’s Office to expand its school breakfast program. The money will be used to start a new Breakfast-After-the-Bell program at A.L. Brown High School and Kannapolis Middle School.
Money from the grant will be used to buy mobile food carts that can be used anywhere inside A.L. Brown High School and Kannapolis Middle School. The food carts will carry traditional breakfast items that meet all federal nutrition requirements. Food on the carts will include items such as milk, juice, cereal, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, granola, and more. Students will be able to quickly grab a breakfast on their way into school or between morning classes. Research has shown that innovative “Breakfast-After-the-Bell” models are cost effective, efficient, and remove the stigma of eating breakfast at school. The total amount of the grant given to the KCS School Nutrition Department is approximately $13,000 ($12,984).
Kannapolis City Schools already provides a free breakfast and lunch for all KCS students as part of the federal Community Eligibility Program. The $13,000 grant from the Governor’s Office will allow KCS to move beyond the school cafeterias at A.L. Brown and KMS to reach more students by providing free breakfast options throughout the high school and middle school.
The grant from the Governor’s Office is in partnership with the No Kid Hungry School Breakfast Leadership Institute and is designed to help end childhood hunger in North Carolina.