United Way of Greater Toledo says, "Thank you for helping us advocate to ensure all kids at TPS receive breakfast and no child starts the day hungry."
All Toledo Public Schools students may eat breakfast for free this year, regardless of economic status.
School officials said that offering food free for every student will help persuade more to pick up the morning meal, improving the learning environment, while feeding students who often can't get healthy meals at home.
The free-food offer for every student, TPS officials said, will relieve the potential stigma poor students feel about using federal subsidies.
A pilot program conducted last year in 12 of the district's 41 elementary schools showed that breakfast-eating increased from about 25 percent to 75 percent when the meal was offered free to all, district officials said.