Sainato: More than $12,200 in state grants will bring breakfast to Lawrence County students

HARRISBURG, May 15 – State grants totaling $12,236 to two area school districts will help Lawrence County students start their day with a nutritious breakfast, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today.  

“Ensuring that our students have a healthy meal at the start of the day helps equip them for success,” Sainato said. “It’s well known that students learn and retain information better after they’ve had a decent breakfast. That translates to better test scores and greater confidence, both inside and outside the classroom. I’m extremely pleased that our efforts in securing these grants were successful, as the funding will help ensure that our kids are getting the resources they need to do their best.”

Sainato said the following Lawrence County schools will receive grants under the program:

Union Area School District – Lawrence Union Area High School – $2,718

Union Area School District – Lawrence Union Memorial Elementary School – $2,718

Wilmington Area School District – Lawrence Wilmington Elementary School – $2,200

Wilmington Area School District – Lawrence Wilmington Area High School – $4,600

Launched two years ago, the initiative provides schools funding to implement breakfast programs using alternative serving methods such as “grab-and-go” or breakfast in the classroom. Schools can also expand an existing program to include an alternative serving method.