- Advocating & Researching for Anti-Hunger Policies
- Increasing Access to Food & Benefits
- Benefits Access Program
- Child Nutrition Program
- Farm Fresh Food Access Program
- Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP)
- Assisting Soup Kitchens & Food Pantries
- Support Food Secure NYC 2018
- AmeriCorps Service Programs
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Child Nutrition, In-Classroom
Breakfast is arguably the most important meal for a child in school. While many schools provide breakfast, there are a number of children who do not receive it. At NYCCAH, we believe this problem can be solved by making breakfast in the classroom available in every classroom at every school. Providing a successful educational experience for children is one of the first steps toward creating a city that is self-sufficient.
Yet according to a recent report by the Food Research Action Center (click here to view the report) on school breakfast participation in 29 big city school districts, New York City was in second to last place in the nation, ranked 27th. While in Newark, fully 94 percent of the public school students who receive free and reduced price lunches also receive breakfasts, in New York City only 35 percent of lunch recipients eat breakfast. That is why the New York City Coalition Against Hunger has made it a top priority to conduct advocacy and outreach activities to increase the number of schools in the city providing in-classrooms breakfast.