No Kid Hungry invests in Gonzales ISD for school breakfast programs


No Kid Hungry announces its investment of $90,200 in seven (7) Texas school districts, including Gonzales ISD.

The campaign’s latest grant cycle marks a continuation of its commitment to support school breakfast programs across the Lone Star State. By providing resources in Spanish, No Kid Hungry seeks to alleviate language barriers to grant funding, helping connect more kids to school meals in Texas. 

Studies find that healthy breakfasts promote academic success and positive behavior. However, many kids do not start the day with a nutritious breakfast, or any breakfast at all. School breakfasts are a convenient, affordable option for families, and research shows that they are often more nutritionally balanced than the ones they may eat at home or on the way to school. 

“There is a palpable benefit when children start the day with full bellies and we want to make sure all Texas kids are fueled for success from the start,” said Stacie Sanchez Hare, director of No Kid Hungry in Texas. “We are excited to continue working with school districts to nourish children and foster inclusivity and equity across every community.

Offering assistance and grant applications in Spanish not only deepens relationships with primarily Spanish-speaking communities but also better serves their needs. 

“We see children being able to focus more, showing higher attendance rates, and having a more overall positive school day following breakfast,” said Rocio Madrigal, director of Food Services for Rio Hondo ISD. “We are grateful to receive resources in Spanish to expand our school breakfast program, which ultimately boost students in reaching their full potential.” 

This grant cycle is designed to expand school districts’ current breakfast programs, developing innovative and convenient options that accommodate the nutritional needs of their students.

“No Kid Hungry is helping us expand our breakfast meal services to students that normally do not go directly to the school cafeteria,” said Robert Cuellar, Child Nutrition Program Director for Laredo ISD. “‘Breakfast by curb’ is an innovative way we will be able to offer breakfast just before students walk into the school doors, providing delicious, nutritious, and appetizing grab-and-go meals that students will enjoy.” 

The following seven (7) school districts are part of the latest round of funding:

• Laredo ISD

• East Central ISD (San Antonio)

• Rio Hondo ISD

• Rockport Fulton ISD

• Gonzales ISD

• Wichita Falls ISD

• Del Valle ISD

To learn more about No Kid Hungry’s advocacy work and year-round grantmaking in Texas, please visit