You have a lot on your plate already. But the job can be harder if students do not come to school ready to learn. A hungry child is not ready to conquer the day.
You can act as first responders to hunger in schools since you are often the first to see students in the morning. You can help families understand the school breakfast policy and refer families to the main office staff to enroll in free or reduced price food programs if you notice a student is often hungry in school. You may also want to provide snacks in the classrooms yourself for special situations. You can also talk to your school guidance counselor about services you can refer families to help them provide food for their kids. Explore our materials on how you help keep your students hunger-free so they are healthy and ready to learn below.