The D54 Foundation has committed to raising $280,000 to fund breakfast programs at all District 54 schools to ensure that students begin their day ready to learn, and you can help by donating to the Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program.
Nearly one-third of District 54 students qualify for the federal free lunch program, and while District 54 receives state and federal funds for the lunch program, schools that want to offer breakfast programs to our students in need must raise the money on their own. Currently School District 54 is funding breakfast programs at eight schools for nearly 1,200 eligible students, and breakfast programs are being launched at an additional nine schools for more than 1,000 eligible students in early October with a $45,000 donation from the D54 Foundation.
Donations of any size to Food 4 Thought have a direct impact on students’ lives. It costs just $1 a day, or $5 a week, to provide a healthy breakfast to a student; a $200 donation provides breakfast to a child for a full school year. Businesses/corporations and individuals can also sponsor an entire school for a full year with a donation of $10,000.
For more information, call Jennie Waldorf at (847) 357-5038 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.