Amazon is serving up nine million school breakfasts! That is, the mega internet retailer is helping to provide more than 50,000 with free school meals.

In collaboration with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Amazon is helping children to start their school day off right. According to the Food Research and Action Center, more than half of American children who qualify for free school breakfasts get this all-important morning meal. Now with Amazon’s commitment to end hunger in the community, this stat doesn’t need to be a reality.

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Pamela Pansa, Local Food Nutrition Service Director at Crete-Monee School District 201-U in Illinois, said in a press statement, “Kids can’t learn when they are hungry. I know that breakfast is vital to our student’s ability to focus.” On Amazon’s efforts, Pansa went on to say, “Amazon’s support enables us to strengthen our breakfast program and ensure each student has access to the food they need to learn and thrive.”

As part of Amazon’s larger effort, “Right Needs Now,” the school breakfast program is part of the company’s effort to increase access to basic needs—such as food and shelter. Alice Shobe, Director, Amazon in the Community said, of the program, “This is why we focus on helping to remove the most basic barriers to education.” Shobe also added, “At Amazon, we want all children, regardless of background, to have the resources to build their best future.”

—Erica Loop

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