LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The new “Food For Thought” breakfast program will provide free meals to students at 267 schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District next year.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and Modern Family star Sofia Vergara will talk about the new meal plan at Figueroa Street Elementary School Thursday morning.
The program, which will be funded by the LAUSD and the Los Angeles Fund For Public Education, aims to assist an estimated 553,000 students who are living in poverty.
Starting next year, breakfasts will be delivered to elementary schools, where students will eat the meals with their teachers and peers during the first 10 minutes of class.
At secondary schools, students will grab their breakfasts on the way to class.