Before it's too late — urge your legislators to pass School Meals for All — making free school meals for every student permanent in Massachusetts!
By starting with what happens in schools
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
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:
You can help by completing this action alert to urge the MA legislature to support 'School Meals for All'.
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.
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.