Springdale School Takes Part in Nationwide Hunger Initiative

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“Breakfast in the Classroom” kicked off at a Springdale elementary school Friday.

Bayyari Elementary is taking part in the $3 million nation-wide initiative to end child hunger. Every morning the school will provide a healthy breakfast for students and teachers to eat before the school day starts.

The program started back in December but Friday (Feb. 1) representatives of the Walmart Foundation, as well as Mayor Doug Sprouse, and Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins, held an assembly with the kids.

"Hungry children are getting breakfast and they're all eating breakfast together in the classroom,” said Carol Godfrey, child nutrition director. “We serve breakfast at all of our schools in the Springdale School District, however, less than half of the students are having breakfast at school."

Free breakfast is served at Bayyari Elementary Monday through Friday from 7:45 to 8 a.m.

Bayyari Elementary is just one of five Springdale schools participating in the program.