As child poverty in Indiana continues to increase, the Indiana Youth Institute is stressing the need for schools to offer breakfast programs.
Ten years ago, child poverty was in the single digits in Indiana. It now sits at 22 percent.
There are many ripple effects associated with the increase, including a growing number of students relying on school breakfast programs -- participation is up nearly 60% since 2005.
Still, Indiana Youth Institute President Bill Stanczykiewicz is concerned there are kids who aren’t getting a good breakfast.