Rise and Shine Massachusetts, led by The Greater Boston Food Bank, is a statewide coalition that supports state legislation that would call upon high-poverty Massachusetts schools to serve breakfast after the start of the school day in order to increase access for more than 150,000 students to the school breakfast program.
The bill was first filed in the 2017/2018 legislative session and unanimously passed the Senate in July 2018. The bill has been refiled in the 2019/2020 legislative session in the State Senate by Senator Sal DiDomenico (D – Everett) and in the State House of Representative by Representative Aaron Vega (D – Holyoke) and Representative Andy Vargas (D – Haverhill).
Breakfast after the Bell increases breakfast participation rates, in some cases from as low as 45 percent to 85 percent. Help us ensure all Massachusetts students receive the same access to breakfast.
You can view a list of school districts and schools that would be impacted by the legislation.