Child Nutrition Organizer Helps Ensure That Every Child in Wisconsin Starts School Ready to Learn

School meals play an important role in helping to ensure that every child in Wisconsin starts school ready to learn. As the Child Nutrition Organizer, Tamira Rasco works to increase participation in federal nutrition programs in our schools through outreach, organizing, education and by eliminating hurdles standing between kids having access to nutritious, free school meals.

‘I feel thankful’: Family of seven shares how important free school meals are as kids head back to class

As you can imagine, providing for six children comes with quite the price tag. That’s why the Valentine family benefits from a school program where they’re provided free meals in school. It’s called the Community Eligibility Provision. With resources from the Hunger Task Force, students are able to receive free meals and snacks throughout the day.

Meet the new faces of Hunger Task Force

The principal strength of Hunger Task Force is its compassionate and committed staff. Hunger Task Force is proud to announce the addition of three new faces to our Advocacy, Nutrition and Farm teams. We are thrilled to welcome Tamira, Pasua and Stephen to their new roles at Hunger Task Force.

Hunger Task Force Celebrates Schools Recognized in the Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge

This year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction teamed up with Hunger Task Force, the School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin, and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry to inspire creativity and increase student participation in school breakfast. Throughout the month of February, thirty schools from across the state competed in the 2022-2023 Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge.

2022-2023 School Breakfast Challenge

School Breakfast fuels academic success! Kids who eat a healthy school breakfast do better in math, have higher attendance and are more likely to graduate. Make this school year the best one yet. Join the Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge and see how easy it is to provide a healthy breakfast and a great start for every student!

Hunger Task Force celebrates school nutrition teams during National School Breakfast Week

March 7-11 is National School Breakfast Week, and we are celebrating the incredible school nutrition staff across Wisconsin and their commitment to ensuring that students start their day well fed and ready to learn.