Amazon Providing Access to Over 9 Million School Breakfasts for More Than 50,000 Students in 450 Schools Across the U.S.
In collaboration with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Amazon’s support is helping provide a healthy start to the day so kids are ready to learn in class
Students who eat breakfast have higher test scores in math, perform better on standardized tests, and have improved behavior in the class
Read more about why breakfast matters here
One in six children in the U.S. face hunger, and studies show breakfast
is a critical meal to ensure nutrition and to fuel the brain for the
school day. However, according to a 2019 research report compiled by the
“Kids can’t learn when they are hungry. I know that breakfast is vital
to our student’s ability to focus,” said Pamela Pansa, Local Food
Nutrition Service Director at
“With Amazon’s commitment to fighting child hunger, No Kid Hungry has
been able to accelerate its impact by investing in entire school
districts to reach more under-resourced students at scale,” said
“Childhood hunger is intolerable – hunger should not be a factor
affecting a child’s ability to succeed,” said Rep.
“At Amazon, we want all children, regardless of background, to have the
resources to build their best future,” said
Traditional school breakfast programs serve breakfast in the cafeteria before school hours, which excludes large numbers of eligible students who may not be able to arrive early to school or who experience the stigma associated with free school breakfasts. Making breakfast a part of the regular school day serves all students directly in their classrooms, which means a lot more children get to eat.
School breakfast programs are a part of Amazon’s effort to address “Right Now Needs,” which include increasing access to food, shelter and basic goods for children and their families.
About Amazon in the Community
Amazon is committed to helping all children and young adults, especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities, have the resources and skills they need to build their best future. Amazon focuses on building long-term, innovative, and high impact programs that leverage Amazon’s unique assets and culture. Initiatives include Amazon Future Engineer, designed to inspire and excite 10 million children and young adults from underrepresented and underserved communities each year to pursue an education in computer science, as well as programs that support immediate needs, including fighting childhood hunger by providing access to millions of breakfasts, addressing family homelessness through donations and housing a homeless shelter in its Seattle headquarters, and global relief efforts for people in need following natural disasters.
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