It's a new legislative session (2023-24) and we refiled our bill to make School Meals for All permanent in MA! Ask your legislators to COSPONSOR "An Act Relative to Universal School Meals".
By starting with what happens in schools
Currently, 1 in 5 households with children in Massachusetts face food insecutity. Join our coalition to pass School Meals for All legislation that provides a solution that ensures, no matter what may be happening, students have access to school breakfast and lunch.
Universal school meals — school meals available at no-cost to every student — have benefits that extend far beyond the cafeteria. 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.
“This has been an absolute game-changer for students. They are all used to having free meals and reverting to paid meals would be very detrimental to food service programs and low-income students.”
Doug Dias, Director of Finance and Operations, Marlborough Public Schools
ate school lunch daily in Oct. 2022 vs Oct. 2019