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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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Breakfast After the Bell Lobby Day

March 8, 2019 / Uncategorized

On March 6, Massachusetts legislators and the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition joined together at the Massachusetts State House for a legislative briefing and lobby day in support of S.267 and H.591, “Acts Regarding Breakfast After the Bell.” Filed by Senator Sal DiDomencio (D-Everett) and Representatives Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke) and Andy Vargas (D-Haverhill), this legislation […]

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It’s National School Breakfast Week! Join us for a Lobby Day on 3/6!

March 4, 2019 / Uncategorized

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 […]

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Rise and Shine Massachusetts Statement on Breakfast After the Bell

August 14, 2018 / News

August 14, 2018 Media Contacts: Catherine Drennan (617) 598-5067 cdrennan@gbfb.org Rise and Shine Massachusetts Statement on Breakfast After the Bell Boston, MA – Rise and Shine Massachusetts, a coalition of community, educational, and hunger relief organizations, released a statement today in response to the Massachusetts Legislature’s failure to enact S.2626, an act regarding breakfast after […]

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S.2626 Passes in Senate Unanimously 37-0!

July 26, 2018 / Uncategorized

Victory in the Senate! Moving onto the House! This afternoon, the Senate unanimously voted 37-0 to pass S.2626 ‘An act regarding breakfast after the bell’! This is HUGE! Thank you to our bill sponsor Senator Sal DiDomenico, Senate President Karen Spilka and all of our other leaders and friends within the Massachusetts State Senate! This […]

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Senate Ways and Means votes out S.2441! Now S.2626!

July 24, 2018 / Uncategorized

GREAT NEWS! This morning, the Senate Ways and Means Committee just voted on bill S.2441 ‘An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell’ favorably! The bill has been renumbered to S.2626 and will go to the Senate floor for a vote on Thursday, July 26!  HUGE thank you to Chair Karen Spilka and the Senate Ways and […]

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Help Us Pass Breakfast After the Bell Before July 31!

July 19, 2018 / Uncategorized

We need your help TODAY! As the legislative session comes to a close, the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition continues to push state lawmakers to pass Breakfast After the Bell legislation (S.2441). The deadline for legislation to be considered is July 31st. As the Senate Ways and Means Committee reviews the bill, it is vital […]

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Cape Cod Times: “Taking a Community Approach to Hunger”

June 19, 2018 / News, Press

On Friday, June 15th, Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition members convened an observation of Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School’s “Breakfast After the Bell” program with state Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) and state Representative William Crocker (R-Centerville). The Cape Cod Times captured this visit here. 

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