Hoquiam School District
- Project Title: Hoquiam Food Service
- Program Representative Interviewed: Scot Webb, Food Service Director
- Location: Hoquiam, WA
In 2015, Hoquiam School District implemented a different breakfast model to serve more students breakfast every morning. In the district's three elementary schools, they now serve breakfast in the classroom after the first bell, serving nearly 400 more breakfasts per month. The high school also offers a “second chance” breakfast between first and second period that allows students to eat, even if they missed the first breakfast. Additionally, through the Community Eligibility Provision, all elementary and middle school students can eat breakfast and lunch for free. By serving all students free breakfast and lunch, student “lunch debt” is removed, administrative burden is reduced, and more students eat breakfast and lunch. By using a combination of models, Hoquiam School District can feed more students and keep their operation costs down.