School breakfast is one of the most effective tools we have in the fight against childhood hunger, especially in New York City, where one in five children faces hunger. Although the city has made great progress in recent years in connecting more students with school breakfast through the successful Breakfast in the Classroom program, today that progress is in jeopardy.
Mayor de Blasio's FY 2020 Executive Budget contains proposed cuts to funding and weakened program requirements for Breakfast in the Classroom. This will make it harder for schools to ensure students are getting the fuel their growing brains and bodies need to succeed.
We hope you will join us in urging Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Council to both restore this funding and continue to successfully implement breakfast in the classroom in New York City schools.
Breakfast in the Classroom Helps NYC Kids
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