Governor Tom Wolf has announced his $21.5 million plan to provide universal free school breakfast for 1.7 million students across the commonwealth this school year.

The Universal Free Breakfast Program will go into effect on October 1, 2022, and run through the end of the 2022-23 school year.

All students can receive a school breakfast regardless of whether they qualify for free or reduced-price meals, thus eliminating any stigma associated with the free meal.

“It’s unacceptable for any student anywhere to be hungry. And we all know how important education is to our communities and we now know how important nutrition is to education. If we want high-quality education in Pennsylvania, we gotta make sure that everybody who comes to school can eat…gets fed,” said Gov. Wolf.

Learn more information on Food & Nutrition Programs online here.