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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 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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Rise and Shine Massachusetts Statement on Breakfast After the Bell

August 14, 2018 / News

August 14, 2018 Media Contacts: Catherine Drennan (617) 598-5067 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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