The Joint Committee on Education will hear testimonies on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 on whether this bill to make school meals availble at no-cost to all students in Massachusetts should move forward.
Now is the time for you to make some noise! This is our small window of opportunity to influence whether School Meal for All will get one step closer to becoming a reality for kids across the Commonwealth.
If the Commitee recommends the bill:
We ask that you complete this quick Action Alert and share it with your network to send a clear message to the MA legislature that we want them to support School Meals for All. It only takes a few clicks of a button.
Federal pandemic waivers allowing our state to serve free meals to all students expire at the end of this school year, and if the Committee doesn’t vote to favorably on School Meals for All, many Massachusetts children who relied on universal school meals as one of their their primary sources of nutrition during the pandemic will go hungry.
We need you to act and tell the Massachusetts legislature to prevent a child hunger crisis in our state. Committee hearings are an important part of the legislative process because they offer an opportunity for legislators to hear directly from their constituents on legislation that impacts their community.
COVID-19 has worsened our already pressing hunger crisis, especially for children. Food insecurity increased from 1 in 10 households with children to 1 in 5 households with children in Massachusetts. The Feed Kids Coalition is leading a campaign to pass School Meals for All legislation (S.314/H.714) that provides a solution that lasts far beyond the pandemic — school meals at no-cost for all students in Massachusetts.