It’s National School Breakfast Week! Join us for a Lobby Day on 3/6!
Did you know that March 4–8 is National School Breakfast Week? Did you know that 300,000 kids in low-income schools are eligible for free and reduced-price breakfast, but only half participate? We are celebrating the wonderful benefits of School Breakfast and leveraging this time to raise our voices in favor of legislation that will increase access to this vital program.
Learn all this and more by joining childhood hunger relief advocates for a Lobby Day in support of Breakfast After the Bell legislation on Wednesday, march 6! The Lobby Day includes a briefing for state legislators, an advocacy orientation for attendees, and plenty of door knocking!
When: Wednesday March 6, 2019
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Where: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, Room 437
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) just released their 2019 National School Breakfast Scorecard, and once again, Massachusetts ranked 33rd in the nation for school breakfast participation, unchanged from last year. With little progress being made, we can do better than 33!
The Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition, led by The Greater Boston Food Bank, is advocating for the passage of “An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell,” a bill that would increase access to school breakfast for 150,000 children in Massachusetts by instituting a statewide best practice of serving breakfast after the start of the instructional day.
Can’t join us in person on Wednesday? Join us virtually! Call to Action here.
For more information about this event, please contact GBFB Government Relations Coordinator, Dan McCarthy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.