School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally assisted meal program which began as a pilot project in 1966, and was made permanent by congress in 1975.
On average, students who eat school breakfast have been shown to achieve higher scores on standardized math tests and attend more days of school per year (No Kid Hungry).
Our elementary, middle, and high schools all provide breakfast – FREE through the Community Eligibility Provision (except Arthur Academy and CTP) .
Encourage students to get a breakfast as they start their day at school.
National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program, and was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
Today’s school lunches meet strict nutrition standards through the USDA, including limits on calories, sodium, and unhealthy fats. Schools must provide meals that meet the federal nutrition standards ensuring students can choose from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat or fat free milk. Even the cereals served at school have improved nutrition by manufacturers to meet the requirements. Variety Bars provide even more options for students during school meals by providing additional fruits and vegetables. Over 30 million students throughout our country, enjoy healthy lunches every school day.
Under CEP, students receive 1 breakfast and 1 lunch for free.
Menu and Nutrition information can be found be found here.
The following community resources are available:
- Meals on Wheels for Kids City of Portland home delivery program
- SnowCap Community Food pantry and mobile community food pantry
- The Sunshine Division Food pantry and distribution