Amazon Funds New Breakfast Program for Hundreds Local Students in Fight Against Hunger
On Tuesday, October 30th, at 9:50 a.m., Amazon will surprise students at WG Sanders Middle School with a celebration event to kick off its new breakfast program. Associates from Amazon’s West Columbia fulfillment centers will help deliver bananas and engage students in fun activities to emphasize the importance of eating a nutritious breakfast.
Research shows that students who eat a good breakfast perform better and have improved behavior in the classroom. Yet, of the number of low-income students that qualify for free breakfast, only half actually receive the meal.
This is one of 20 events planned across the country aimed to address this discrepancy. Through a partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Amazon is providing 100 school grants to bring breakfast into the classroom. The support is expected to help deliver over 3.1 million breakfasts to more than 29,000 students across the country and is a part of Amazon’s fight against hunger. Amazon is providing three grants to schools in Columbia, SC – WG Sanders middle school, WA Perry middle school, and Hand middle school. The total number of students impacted by the three grants in Columbia is 1,672.