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Governor Baker Signs Breakfast After the Bell Legislation Into Law!

August 4, 2020 / News, Press

Efforts by the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition will increase access to school breakfast for more than 150,000 low-income students in Commonwealth BOSTON– Today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation into law to alleviate childhood hunger and ensure more kids start school with a healthy breakfast, making Massachusetts the 13th state in the nation to […]

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Victory! MA Legislature Enacts Breakfast After the Bell!

July 28, 2020 / Uncategorized

Today, Massachusetts achieved a major victory in alleviating childhood hunger! Breakfast After the Bell legislation which will ensure more kids start school with a healthy breakfast was enacted by the Massachusetts Legislature and is going to the Governor’s desk for his signature. An Act regarding breakfast after the bell, would require all high-poverty K-12 Massachusetts […]

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House Takes Next and Final Step Forward

July 28, 2020 / News, Press, Uncategorized

    “Thank you to Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo, House Chair of the Education Committee Alice Peisch and House Bill Sponsors Representatives Aaron Vega and Andy Vargas. On behalf of the thousands of children who are currently food insecure and need consistent access to school breakfast, Thank you.” – Rise and Shine Massachusetts […]

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RSMA Urges Leadership to Take Up BAB Bill

June 30, 2020 / Uncategorized

The Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition sent a letter to key lawmakers, urging them to take up Breakfast After the Bell as the Legislature revisits bills that were being considered prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. An excerpt is below, and you can read the full letter here. Dear Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Spilka, Chairs Peisch and […]

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RSMA STATEMENT: SENATE PASSES BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL LEGISLATION

January 16, 2020 / News

January 16, 2020 Contact: Catherine Drennan (617) 828-7422 press@gbfb.org Senate Unanimously Passes Breakfast After the Bell Legislation BOSTON– Today, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation to fight childhood hunger and ensure more kids start their school day with a healthy breakfast in the Commonwealth’s highest poverty schools. Senate Bill 2460, An Act regarding breakfast after […]

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RSMA Statement: House Passes Breakfast After the Bell Legislation

November 20, 2019 / News, Press

For Immediate Release November 20, 2019 Contact: Catherine Drennan (617) 828-7422 press@gbfb.org House Passes Breakfast After the Bell Legislation BOSTON– Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to fight childhood hunger and ensure more kids start their school day with a healthy breakfast in the Commonwealth’s highest poverty schools. House Bill 4218, An […]

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House to Vote on Breakfast After the Bell

November 19, 2019 / News

Good news–we’re one step closer to making Breakfast After the Bell a reality! Help this legislation over the finish line by contacting state lawmakers. The Joint Committee on Education reported favorably on Breakfast After the Bell legislation (S.267/H.591), and the House Ways and Means Committee just fast tracked the bill. Now the full House of Representative is set […]

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Public Hearing Illuminates the Need for Breakfast After the Bell Bill

June 7, 2019 / News

“Our kids look up to you.” – Johnny McInnis, Political Director, Boston Teachers Union. On Monday, June 3rd, the Joint Committee on Education called a hearing for public feedback on pressing legislation. On the docket, Senate Bill 267 and House Bill 591, “an Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell,” legislation that would dramatically reduce childhood hunger […]

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Breakfast After the Bell Public Hearing Set for June 3

May 23, 2019 / News

The Joint Committee on Education has scheduled a public hearing on Breakfast After the Bell legislation for June 3rd at 10 a.m. at the Massachusetts State House. Whether you’re able to show up in person (best option) or submit written testimony (second best option), it’s vital that the Committee hear from you! Not sure what to say or […]

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MA Congressional Representatives Support Breakfast After the Bell

March 28, 2019 / News

On March 7th, all nine Massachusetts Congressional Representatives submitted a letter in support of Breakfast After the Bell legislation (H.591 and S.267) to the Joint Committee on Education. “School meals are just as essential as textbooks when it comes to helping our kids learn and succeed. For some students – especially those living in poverty – […]

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