Community leaders and child nutrition advocates are speaking out that children need School Meals for All. Here's how schools, families, communities — and you — can work in collaboration to make sure all children are fed, healthy and ready to learn.
Owner and Founder of Mei Mei Dumplings and Project Bread Board Member, Irene Li, joins us in this episode of our Feed Kids: Voices of the Community series. Li explains how she got involved with Project Bread's work as a Massachusetts native and food lover and expressed how, for her, food has always been a demonstration of care and love – emphasizing how critical it is for every student to receive that.
“Feeding each other is how we say 'I love you'.”
Irene Li, Owner & Founder of Mei Mei Dumplings
In this episode, we spoke to Michael Sabin, Principal at John W. McDevitt Middle School in Waltham, MA. Sabin, a veteran Boston Public School educator and principal, has vast experience serving in schools with diverse populations and is strongly committed to promoting equity for all students. He has seen firsthand the difference free school meals can make in a child's academic career, and is passionate about making School Meals for All permanent in Massachusetts so all students can succeed and thrive!
“No eleven-year-old should be caught between eating lunch and the ability of their family to pay for that lunch.”
Michael Sabin, Principal at John W. McDevitt Middle School
For this episode in our Feed Kids: Voices of the Community series, we spoke with Rabbi Joseph Meszler, Temple Sinai of Sharon. We discussed the detrimental barriers and stigma kids and teens face in our current school meals system and how essential School Meals for All is to reduce hunger in our schools.
“The School Meals for All campaign is so critically important as a way to provide equal opportunity for people to be able to grow and thrive.”
Rabbi Joseph Meszler, Temple Sinai of Sharon
In our first episode of Feed Kids: Voices of the Community, we speak with former Salem School Nutrition Director, Deb Jeffers, and explore the importance of School Meals for All for students' success and overall health, and the financial and administrative benefits it offers schools.
“Meal debt is an adult problem, not a kid problem.”
Deb Jeffers, Former Salem School Nutrition Director.