On Friday, April 29, we had the honor of a visit from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. He spent time at Rogers Middle School with Dr. Steve Brotherton, superintendent, members of the Affton Board of Education, middle school administration, state legislators and officials, as well as representatives from the Missouri Dairy Council and Share Our Strength.
He also visited with students who serve on the school’s Wellness Committee and participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program about their Grab & Go second chance breakfast program before hosting a press conference to announce No Kid Hungry Missouri, which will work with school districts across the state to increase access to school breakfast, after-school snacks and summer meals. Gov. Nixon praised Affton School District for outstanding academic achievement, and was impressed with how the students at Rogers Middle School are empowered and engaged to make a difference for their school and their community.
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“Child hunger is a serious problem – but it’s a solvable one. That’s why we’re teaming up with No Kid Hungry to connect more kids in Missouri to the healthy food they need where they live, learn and play,” Gov. Nixon said. “The No Kid Hungry Missouri campaign will work to break down the barriers that stand between kids and the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong.”
Read more about Gov. Nixon’s visit here.