WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) today released Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Breakfast Report, which measures July 2015 summer breakfast participation against July 2015 summer lunch participation, nationally and in each state. The findings show that only 1.7 million low-income children received summer breakfast on an average weekday in July 2015 — barely half as many who ate summer lunch.
The report highlights best practices to increase summer breakfast participation and sets an ambitious, but achievable, goal of reaching 70 children with summer breakfast through the Summer Nutrition Programs for every 100 participating in summer lunch.
This is FRAC’s first report on the reach of summer breakfast and is a companion piece to FRAC’s Summer Nutrition Status Report: Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation, released in June, which focuses on summer lunch participation.
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