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.