2018 Annual School Breakfast Report
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Virginia Hunger Solutions is an initiative to fight hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families throughout the Commonwealth who struggle with poverty.

2018 Annual School Breakfast Report

Map: Free and Reduced-Price School Breakfast Participation by County, October 2017

The map below shows the percentage of free and reduce- price (F/RP) students participating in breakfast and lunch. Traditionally more students participate in lunch and fewer participate in breakfast. The percentage below can be thought of as a ratio. For example: for every 100 F/RP students that participate in lunch, 73 F/RP students participate in breakfast; or 73%.

The Community Eligibility Program (CEP) allows schools and school districts to provide free school breakfasts to all students if at least 40% of their students are identified as low-income through receipt of programs such as SNAP or Medicaid.

Source: Virginia Hunger Solutions analysis of administrative data from Virginia; map produced by FRAC.
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Virginia Hunger Solutions

Virginia Hunger Solutions was launched on November 1, 2013 with funding from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Our mission is advanced through public education, advocacy, and outreach.

The program works to:

Protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which currently serves over 800,000 Virginians; and increase participation in the National School Breakfast Program, which reached only 51.6 percent of students who qualified for free or reduced-priced meals during the 2013-2014 school year.


Salaam Bhatti

Kathleen Murphy
Child Nutrition Specialist