Currently hundreds of Evanston students do not have access to a morning meal or homework help in their local school.
Books & Breakfast started over 30 years ago when parents and school leaders at an Evanston elementary school recognized a need for breakfast and decided to act. At Dewey Elementary, Books & Breakfast began in the early 1990’s and lasted for over 20 years through volunteer efforts alone. Faced with dwindling volunteer support in 2012, a decision was made not to cut the program but to reinvent it. In addition to the morning meal, Books & Breakfast made a commitment to providing a daily academic boost from caring and supportive tutors. In order to sustain this new level of holistic supports, Books & Breakfast became an independent non-proft in July of 2013.