Editor's note: This article has been updated to cite Mia Medina, Senior Program Manager at No Kid Hungry Texas.

Spring ISD’s student breakfast program will be receiving a $12,500 boost, thanks to a grant from nonprofit campaign No Kid Hungry Texas.

The main course

SISD is one of eight Texas school districts chosen for the grants—which total $113,130 statewide–according to a Jan. 31 news release. Through the grants, No Kid Hungry aims to increase student participation in school breakfast programs.

“We are excited to support these districts’ capacities to provide convenient and innovative school breakfast options that will help increase participation in these programs,” said Stacie Sanchez Hare, director of No Kid Hungry Texas, in a statement.

SISD’s grant will be used for the district’s in-classroom breakfast program, including to buy equipment for maintenance teams to use to clean up after meals, according to an email statement from Mia Medina, senior program manager at No Kid Hungry Texas.

The impact

According to the nonprofit School Nutrition Association’s website, children who eat breakfast are more likely to score better on tests, have better in-class concentration and do better in reading and math.

“School breakfast programs help fuel students for success and are an essential source of nutrition for the one in six kids currently facing hunger in Texas,” Sanchez said in a statement.

The details

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign that has been run by nonprofit Share Our Strength since 2010, according to the organization’s website. To donate or to learn more about the organization, click here.