To celebrate our Breakfast after the Bell program at Park Orchard Elementary School, students had fun while learning about the importance of breakfast during a Breakfast Bananza assembly thanks to a partnership with Amazon.com, No Kid Hungry, and United Way of King County.
Park Orchard Elementary School is one of 100 schools to receive a grant from Amazon to help incorporate breakfast into the school day allowing all students at the school an opportunity to eat a healthy meal in the classroom after the school day begins. As part of Amazon’s Rise & Smile campaign to help bring healthy breakfast to students across the U.S., local Amazon leadership and associates hosted a “Breakfast Bananza” celebration event at Park Orchard Elementary School.
Most breakfast programs serve breakfast before school, which excludes large numbers of eligible students who are not able to arrive early. The grant funds were used to purchase a Grab ‘n Go breakfast mobile kiosk and other items to help serve breakfast to students who were unable to get a meal before school in the morning.
Park Orchard Elementary School has 480 students enrolled and over 300 students receive breakfast after the bell every day. Thank you to our community partners Amazon, United Way, and No Kid Hungry for helping provide this opportunity to students at Park Orchard.