Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf has announced on Friday his $21.5 million plan to provide universal free school breakfast for 1.7 million students across the commonwealth for the 2022-23 school year.

Governor Wolf says no child should start the day hungry, and this plan's goal is to prevent that.

"Regardless of whether or not they qualify for free or reduced meals normally, every student enrolled in public or private schools will have the opportunity to feed their belly before they feed their mind this school year," Wolf said.

The program will go into effect on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the end of the 2022-23 school year. It is funded with prior year funding from the School Food Services General Fund appropriation.

Interested schools that do not currently participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs can find information on applying by clicking here.