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WACO sponsors breakfast for a year at Schaumburg school

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Submitted by District 54

The Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Education Foundation has announced that the Woodfield Area Children's Organization has signed on as the first all-school sponsor for the foundation's Food 4 Thought breakfast program.

WACO is sponsoring Addams Junior High for the 2016-17 school year, and its donation will provide breakfast for all students in need at that school throughout the year.

Nearly a third of District 54 students qualify for the federal free lunch program, and while District 54 receives state and federal funds for the lunch program, schools that want to offer breakfast programs to students in need must raise the money on their own.

A dollar buys breakfast for a student for a day, $200 buys breakfast for a student for a year, and $10,000 sponsors an entire school for a year.

To donate directly to the foundation or to sponsor a school, visit, call (847) 357-5038, or email Donations can be made online or mailed to D54 Foundation, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60194.