What is being Addressed? Define Needs
Introduction of a school feeding program
1st June 2017 to
1st Nov. 2017
It has come to the attention of the school that a significant number of students from low-income households are unable to get high-quality meals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (USDA). As a result, these students are unable to concentrate in class. In addition, some of them skip some of their school days since they are hungry. The main issue being addressed is the lack adequate meals for school going children which makes them miss out on school. Accordingly, these kids also miss out on the many opportunities that can be gained from academic knowledge such as gaining skills needed for employment (Benefits.Gov). The recent data from the school administration shows that 15% of the school’s children miss school on a weekly basis. Since the school has 600 students, it means that 90 students miss school every week, which is an average of 18 students daily. It has been noted that 85% of those who miss school are from low-income households. Strategies for the program.
1.   Partner with the federal government in the implementation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
2.  Allocation of cash from schools excess reserve towards the school feeding program
Resources for the Program
650 plates for students at a cost of $1,300
650 spoons at a cost of $650
Catering equipment at $30,000
Dining hall
Inventories of food items (wheat flour, beans, tomatoes, onions, beef, vegetables, dolichols) $100,000
Kitchen Staff annual fee $175,000
Total     $406,950
Currently, the school has an excess reserve of $20,000
The school plans to carry out a fundraising of $230,000 which will be used in the project. $226,950 will be used to pay the contribution from the school’s side. The extra $3,050 will be used for any miscellaneous expenses that may arise.
Measures for the Program
·    There will be a regular assessment of the number of students who miss out schools after implementation of the program when compared to those who missed out school before its implementation of NSFP
The school will have three phases in the implementation of the plan.
Phase 1: Establishment of Essential Infrastructure
The school will increase the size of its dining hall and kitchen in order to cater for students. This process will take three months.
The cost for this phase is $100,000. The school will pay for this entire fee.
Phase 2: Equipping the Kitchen with plates, spoons, and purchasing food items
The cost of catering equipment and plates is $31,950. This cost will be incurred by the school.
The cost of food items will be $100,000. This cost will be paid by the Federal Government.
The total cost for this phase will be $131,950.
This entire phase will take 1 month.
Phase 3: Recruiting Kitchen staff and the official opening of the dining.
The school will hire the kitchen staff and train them. This process will take 1 month. These employees will be paid by the Federal Government.
The school lunch program will commence immediately after the end of the training.
· The monitoring of the program will aim at ensuring that all school children receive adequate portions of healthy and nutritious meals that always have at least 1 fruit.
· There will also be a monitoring of the number of students who miss school due to cases of hunger.
· Based on the results of the monitoring, a process will be implemented which will ensure that all children receive adequate portions of nutritious foods and the school feeding is inclusive enough to ensure all students are covered.

Needs Assessment

Desired Outcomes Current Situation Action Steps Persons Responsible/ Timelines
  • A decrease in the number of students who are absent from school to less than 2% of the total school population.
  • Currently, 15% of all the students, which is about 90 students, in the school are absent on a weekly basis. As a result, they miss out on key academic lessons which make them perform poorly in their exams.
  • The school will partner with the Federal Government and implement an inclusive school feeding program. Accordingly, most of the students from low-income communities who are absent because they are hungry will be able to come to school regularly.
  • The school meals will be free for all students.
  • The school principal will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the partnership between the school and the Federal Government in NSFP works.
  • The process of ensuring the program works will be a continuous process as long as the NSFP is in operation. It will start on 1st June 2017.
  • Improved health of students in the school. Reduction in obesity and malnutrition levels to less than 1% of the school’s population
  • Currently, most students from low-income communities are malnourished or obese due to consumption of low-nutrition meals. Consequently, they are prone to getting diseases due to their compromised health.
  • The school will ensure that the meals offered in the school are nutritious. In this case, a balanced diet meal will be served for each student.
  • Each meal will have a fruit.
  • The school matron.
  • The matron will always check on the quality of the food on a daily basis.

Works Cited
Benefits.Gov. Mississippi School Breakfast and Lunch Program. (2017). Available from
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). National School Lunch Program. (2017). Available from