About Books and Breakfast

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, B&B 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, B&B 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-profit in July of 2013. Books & Breakfast's goal is to expand to the six elementary schools in Evanston that do not recieve Federal funding for breakfast.

Currently hundreds of Evanston students do not have access to a morning meal or homework help in their local school.  Books & Breakfast fills this gap with a healthy meal, academic enrichment and a personal connection that encourages and affirms a student's belief in themselves. 

 

Our Team

A bit about us...

Kim Hammock

Kim Hammock

Kim Hammock, Executive Director
Kyle Hanawalt

Kyle Hanawalt

Kyle Hanawalt, Associate Director
Tasha Triplett

Tasha Triplett

Tasha Triplett, Kingsley Site Staff
Tana Francellno

Tana Francellno

Tana Francellno, Lincolnwood Site Staff
Tania Margonza

Tania Margonza

Tania Margonza, Dewey Site Staff
Keziah Brackett

Keziah Brackett

Keziah Brackett, Dewey Site Staff

Did You Know?

Currently hundreds of Evanston students do not have access to a morning meal or homework help in their local school.

Locations

Dewey Elementary School
1551 Wesley Avenue, Evanston

Lincolnwood Elementary School
2600 Colfax Street, Evanston

Kingsley Elementary School
2300 Green Bay Road, Evanston

Books and Breakfast Meeting Times

Monday - Friday
7am-9am