all persons have the right to be free from hunger

Hunger-Free Schools in Rural Oregon

A Listening Session of the Oregon Hunger Task Force

Building Hunger-Free Schools in Rural Oregon

Good nutrition has a huge and lasting impact on the emotional, physical, and mental well being of children. Studies show the link between good nutrition and school success measures like test scores, attendance, and graduation rates. Connecting kids to school meals early on can help them grow and live to their potential.

Rural schools and communities can face unique challenges connecting kids to school meals. At this event, we will discuss and learn more about the challenges, successes, and opportunities for providers administering, and families accessing, the School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the After School Meals and Snack Program (CACFP).

On July 23, join with local school nutrition professionals, community members, nonprofit organizations, farmers, and public officials to discuss the successes and challenges of providing school meals in rural areas. Together with the community, the members of the Oregon Hunger Task Force will develop recommendations for action to deliver to the State Legislature and Governor in late Fall 2018.

Date & Location

July 23, 2018, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Weese Building, Room 110
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, Oregon 97914


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