No Kid Hungry Missouri is a cooperative effort between the State of Missouri and the Share Our Strength organization that oversees the No Kid Hungry campaign across the United States.

No Kid Hungry is focused on ending childhood hunger in America. No Kid Hungry Missouri works with state agencies, schools, private organizations, businesses, and individuals to break down barriers and implement common sense solutions to ensure kids have access to nutritious meals.

Implementing best practices from across the state and the nation, we will:

  • Promote the implementation of breakfast after the bell model in schools including:
    • Breakfast in the Classroom,
    • Grab-and-Go Breakfast, and
    • Second Chance Breakfast
  • Increase the availability of afterschool and summer meals throughout the state.

No Kid Hungry Missouri Breakfast Challenge

Breakfast after the bell makes sense. It leads to better health and educational outcomes for kids and it means healthier budgets for schools. But, with change comes expenses and we're here to help with that too. The No Kid Hungry Breakfast Challenge offers funding to qualified schools to help offset the costs of making the switch. Schools with a Free and Reduced eligible population of at least 60% can apply for funding up to $3000 to cover the cost of equipment like rolling carts, kiosks, and insulated bags. Applications will be due no later than September 30, 2016.

Thanks to our partnership with the Midwest Dairy Council and Share Our Strength we are happy to be able to offer incentives to the highest performing schools. As part of the Breakfast Challenge, participating schools who see the highest increases in breakfast participation over the 2016-2017 school year will be eligible for awards of up to $1000!

Make the switch to Breakfast After the Bell!

School Eligibility Overview

Schools must:

  • ŸBe located within the state of Missouri.
  • ŸBe participating in the National School Lunch Program.
  • ŸBe in good standing with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
  • Have sixty percent (60%) or more of the students eligible for a free or reduced price meal.
  • ŸMeet full eligibility requirements and complete the application