Luther Jackson Middle School principal Chad Lehman was elected to the No Kids Hungry 2019 School Breakfast Hall of Fame. A nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty, No Kid Hungry’s honorees are individuals throughout the state that were nominated by members of their local community for going above and beyond to make school breakfast possible for kids in need.
“This year’s inductees are doing important work in our communities to help connect more students to breakfast,” said Claire Mansfield, the state director of No Kid Hungry’s Virginia campaign.
Throughout the year, No Kid Hungry Virginia focuses on the Breakfast After the Bell program as a critical way to end childhood hunger in Virginia. Breakfast After the Bell increases access to school breakfast by making breakfast a part of the school day.
More than 1,000 Virginia schools participate in Breakfast After the Bell. Research indicates that eating breakfast at school helps children improve classroom performance, attendance and promotes healthy habits.