Category Archives: News

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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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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Boston Globe: Boston Makes Little Progress on School Breakfast Goal

May 3, 2018 / News, Press

On Thursday, May 03, 2018, The Eos Foundation released their Second Annual Massachusetts School Breakfast Report Card, “Ending Hunger in Our Classrooms: Expanding After the Bell Breakfast to Fuel Student Learning.” The report includes a definitive ranking of the state’s 638 high poverty schools on their school breakfast participation rates – a measure of success […]

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2nd Annual Massachusetts School Breakfast Report Card

May 3, 2018 / News

Today, Thursday, May 3, The Eos Foundation released their Second Annual Massachusetts School Breakfast Report Card, “Ending Hunger in Our Classrooms: Expanding After the Bell Breakfast to Fuel Student Learning.” The report includes a definitive ranking of the state’s 638 high poverty schools on their school breakfast participation rates – a measure of success for […]

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Breakfast After the Bell Legislation Continues to Move Forward

April 26, 2018 / News

More good news out of the Massachusetts Legislature: an Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means as S.2441. This significant step in the legislative process means we are closer to providing access to school breakfast to more than 150,000 children in need across the Commonwealth. […]

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Worcester Telegram: Worcester plans to expand in-school breakfast program

March 26, 2018 / News, Press

On Friday, March 23rd, the Worcester County Food Bank hosted a school breakfast observation at the Chandler Magnet School in Worcester for Representatives James O’Day (D-West Boylston) and Daniel Donahue (D-Worcester). The two legislators observed the school’s after the bell breakfast program and learned more about the pending legislation S.242/H.327 “An Act Regarding Breakfast After […]

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Breakfast After the Bell Clears Legislative Hurdle!

February 9, 2018 / News

The Joint Committee on Education this week voted favorably on an Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell, which will increase access to school breakfast for more than 150,000 children in need across the Commonwealth. The Greater Boston Food Bank is leading the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition in support of Senate Bill 242 and House […]

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Congressman McGovern Supports Breakfast After the Bell

September 11, 2017 / News

On August 18th, Representative Jim McGovern submitted a letter in support of Breakfast After the Bell legislation (H.327 and S.242) to the Joint Committee on Education. Read the Congressman’s full letter to the Joint Committee here.  As the Joint Committee on Education continues deliberating, we ask for your support and advocacy. Please contact the members of […]

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Public Hearing Held on Breakfast After the Bell Legislation

July 21, 2017 / News

On Tuesday, July 18th, the Joint Committee on Education held a public hearing for input on several pieces of legislation, including Senate Bill 242 and House Bill 327, “An act regarding breakfast in the classroom,” also known as Breakfast After the Bell. The Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition assembled a diverse group of stakeholders, including school […]

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