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COVID-19 Update

As school meal service regulations change at the national level, each state and district is making choices about how to best ensure hungry students are receiving meals. Please review your district website and communications to learn about how your district is maintaining nutrition services for students.

Grant opportunities could be available to support school nutrition during the pandemic. Learn about these opportunities on our Take Action page.

Nebraska School Districts: Apply for a No Kid Hungry Nebraska COVID-19 Grant

No Kid Hungry is offering grants in Nebraska to support school nutrition programs adapting to changing needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding can support supplies and equipment, staff, transportation costs, PPE and touch-less POS equipment, non-reimbursable food costs, outreach, and other expenses. Grants are being reviewed on a rolling basis and can range from $5,000 - $50,000

A Message from the Commissioner of Education

Impact of School Breakfast Participation

Kids score better
on tests

Schools are calmer

Kids are healthier

Teachers have more time for instruction

Kids do better academically

School nutrition programs have greater revenue

Go Big Breakfast Grant 2020 Awardees

In early 2020, the Go Big Breakfast coalition offered grants supported by the No Kid Hungry campaign for up to $5,000 to help fund switching or starting an alternative breakfast program. Alternative options like grab and go, second chance, or breakfast in the classroom have a higher average participation percentage than traditional cafeteria service, helping more students access healthy meals to start the day. 

20 schools in 12 districts were awarded a total of $56,000!

Winners include:

Alliance Public Schools: Emerson Elementary, Grandview Elementary, Alliance Middle School
Cedar Bluffs Public School: Cedar Bluffs Elementary School
Dundy County Stratton Public Schools: Stratton High School, Benkelman Elementary School
Gering School District: Gering Junior High
Grand Island Public Schools: Barr Middle School
Hay Springs Public School: Hay Springs High School, Middle School, Elementary School
Minden Public Schools: Minden High School, CL Jones Middle School, East Elementary School
Plainview Public Schools: Plainview Secondary School
Schuyler Community Schools: Central High School
Seward Public Schools: Seward High School
Stanton Community Schools: Stanton High School, Stanton Elementary School
York Public School: York Middle School

Congratulations to all the schools seeking to improve their breakfast program and support their students!

Find additional grant opportunities on our Take Action page!