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12016-11-19T17:10:21-08:00crystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296123213The Panthers' free breakfast program inspired the federal government to launch the School Breakfast Program, operated by the USDA Food and Nutrition Serviceplain2016-11-19T21:23:55-08:002016111812082820161118120828crystal am nelsona8c0d4166981909bee5f6307ade72fc185ed6296
The Free Breakfast for School Children Program marked the Black Panther Party’s first community service program. Initiated soon after the Party's establishment in 1966, by 1969 the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense had developed breakfast programs in hundreds of cities across the country. Through the donations of local merchants, private donors, churches and other funding sources, the program provided children from low-income cities with foods such as scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit before the start of each school day.