Rise and Shine Massachusetts, led by The Greater Boston Food Bank, is a statewide coalition advocating for state legislation that increases equitable access and participation in school breakfast for thousands of low-income children across our Commonwealth.

Breakfast After the Bell is a proven best practice for increasing breakfast participation, improving health outcomes, and reducing stigma. Join our movement to end childhood hunger by signing on to our coalition.

“An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell” calls on 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 by Senator Sal DiDomenico (D – Everett) and Representative Aaron Vega (D – Holyoke) and Representative Andy Vargas (D – Haverhill).

To learn more, contact Catherine Drennan, Director of Communications and Public Affairs of The Greater Boston Food Bank, at cdrennan@gbfb.org. 

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