Urgent Action Alert

Before it's too late — urge your legislators to pass School Meals for All — making free school meals for every student permanent in Massachusetts!

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Let's End Childhood Hunger.

By starting with what happens in schools

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School Meals for All hearing was held on January 4, 2022

Act now before it's too late — this Committee’s vote will determine whether or not School Meal for All will continue on in the legislative process

About the hearing

Why is the January 4th hearing so important?

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 will move forward. 

If the Commitee votes out the bill:

  • Favorably: We are one step closer to School Meals for All becoming enacted into law.
  • Unfavorably: We will refile the bill next legislative cycle and try again. 

You can help by completing this action alert to urge the MA legislature to support 'School Meals for All'.

ACT NOW: You can inspire a legislator to support School Meals for All

By ensuring all students have access to school meals at no cost, more children could receive the nutrition they need at school — helping them to thrive.

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The time is now.

COVID-19 has worsened our already pressing hunger crisis, especially for children. Food insecurity increased from 1 in 10 children to 1 in 5 households with children in Massachusetts. Join our coalition to pass School Meals for All legislation (S314/H714) that provides a solution that lasts far beyond the pandemic.

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THE SOLUTION IS CLEAR.

Universal school meals — school meals available at no-cost to every student — have benefits that extend far beyond the lunch table. Research shows when a child is well fed, they perform better in school, are at lower risk for obesity, and adjust to social situations better. Additionally, by making meal access universal, we help remove stigma around economic status and family situation—creating a more equitable and just educational environment.