The Montgomery High School Free Breakfast Program takes place in the Presbyterian Church of the Roses’ Bowen Hall every day that school is in session. The school and the church are about a block apart on Hahman Dr. in Santa Rosa. All Montgomery High students are welcome.
Students are afforded a nourishing breakfast, including many hot items such as eggs, pancakes, and French toast, in a safe, warm, friendly, non-proselytizing environment. The breakfast encourages students to arrive to school on time, well-nourished and better able to focus in the classroom which can lead to improved grades and graduation rates.
The program is now in its 16th year, with an average of 90 students being served every morning for 180 days a school year at an average cost of 93 cents a meal. The program allows Montgomery High School to offer free snacks at break which benefits the students that arrive hungry and too late to participate in a breakfast program. The program is run by volunteers from the church, school and community. Bread for the Journey granted the church program $500 to help with the purchase of food for the students.