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Breakfast After the Bell Legislation Moves Forward

More good news out of the Massachusetts Legislature: an Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means as S.2441.

With 1 in 7 food insecure children in Massachusetts, Breakfast After the Bell legislation can help to alleviate childhood hunger by requiring more than 600 high-poverty public schools to serve breakfast after the start of the instructional day.

This latest development means we are closer to providing access to school breakfast to more than 150,000 children in need across the Commonwealth.

JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHILDHOOD HUNGER:

  • Contact the Senate Ways & Means Committee Members: Ask them to support bill S.2441, An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell. Members are listed here.
  • Join the Movement: Sign-up on the Rise and Shine Massachusetts email list here. Or sign your organization onto the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition here.
  • Contact Your State Legislators: Ask for their support of this bill. Find your legislator here.
  • Share on Facebook and Twitter: #BreakfastAfterTheBell and tag @GR8BosFoodBank.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is leading the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition in support of this legislation. Thank you to our bill sponsors, Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Aaron Vega.

Want more information about Breakfast After the Bell? Read more on Rise and Shine Massachusetts. If you have any further questions or would like to submit written testimony in support of the legislation, please contact Catherine Drennan, senior manager public affairs, at cdrennan@gbfb.org or 617-598-5067.

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