Local students benefit from school breakfast grants

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JOHNSTOWN Pa. (WTAJ) — State Representative Frank Burns (D) announced today that a total of $10,000 of in state grants will help ensure students at St. Michaels and Conemaugh Valley Junior/Senior High School will start their day with a good Breakfast. 

St. Michaels and Conemaugh Valley Junior/Senior High School each will receive $5,000 grants through the program. 

Its no secret that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and growing children need proper nutrition to grow, but to also perform well in the classroom. This funding will allow our schools to either start or improve an existing breakfast program, so students can focus on their school work, not their empty stomachs.”

-State Representative Frank Burns (D).

The state’s School Breakfast Initiative, allows schools to use the grants to implement or expand alternative breakfast options, including grab-and-go breakfasts, or breakfast in the classroom.

Schools can also expand an existing breakfast program to include an alternative serving method.

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