Success Stories

Simply Breakfast After the Bell

“Simplicity is key here,” said Matthew Brue, Superintendent of Community Unit School District (CUSD) #202 when talking about the Grab ‘N’ Go breakfast program at Porta Junior/Senior High School in Petersburg Illinois.

A League of Their Own

Bloomington High School, SD 87 threw a curve ball creating their own Breakfast After the Bell delivery model that is just the right fit for their school.

Berwyn South SD 100 – “The Field Trip”

Breakfast Champions Jennifer Hosty, Business Manager, and Toni LeGare, Food Service Director of Berwyn South SD 100 opened up the doors to two of their schools for nearby school districts preparing to implement a Breakfast After the Bell program to see one up close, live, and in action.

Q&A with Berwyn South School District 100 

The Business Manager Jennifer Hosty & Food Service Coordinator Toni LeGare sat down with Rise & Shine Illinois to talk about their Breakfast After the Bell Program and how the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) has helped to increase breakfast participation in the district.

Breakfast for Beach Park School District 3

This is the story of how the Community Eligibility Provision helped Beach Park School District 3 provide breakfast to ALL students in the district.

Nancy Hill’s Breakfast Club

“We have done more than take care of basic needs; we have created a culture in the classroom …” – Principal Mike Smith of Nancy Hill Elementary School in West Aurora School District 129

South Shores Elementary Breaks with Tradition

How does a school break through the barriers tied to traditional breakfast in the cafeteria and provide easy access to a nutritious school breakfast? South Shores Elementary did just that and broke with traditional breakfast in the cafeteria.

Grab N Go increases breakfast participation by over 120% in Beardstown

With the help of a Rise & Shine Illinois and No Kid Hungry grant, Beardstown was able to implement a Grab N Go service model for the 2014-2015 school year.

“These Kids are Hungry” – Chicagoland school helps fill critical need

Jane Addams Elementary in Melrose Park sees 30% increase in breakfast participation since implementing Breakfast in the Classroom, helping to fill a major meal gap in an area of high need.

Taylorville School District: A shining example of breakfast success

WCIA News 3 Springfield covers the success of Breakfast in the Classroom at Memorial Elementary in Taylorville, Il.  With the help of a Rise & Shine Illinois grant, Memorial was able to implement the model in Fall of 2014.