During the pandemic, childhood food insecurity increased dramatically, prompting the USDA to temporarily fund school meals for all children, free of charge through the Summer of 2022. Thankfully, Pennsylvania stepped up when this funding expired and ensured that all students continued to have access to breakfast for this school year, but that temporary fix is soon coming to an end as well. Pennsylvania now has an opportunity to make meals for all a permanent change by passing SB180 and the companion House Bill.
These bills will provide school meals at no cost to all students who are not already covered through the federal free and reduced-price meal and Community Eligibility Provision programs. It will also eliminate existing school lunch debt so both schools and families begin next school year with a fresh start.
Join us in supporting this legislation to ensure every student is nourished and ready to learn.
Learn more at: https://www.snapa.org/mealsforall