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Town Hall: Healthy School Meals for All Kids Campaign
For two years during the pandemic, public schools received federal funds to provide lunch and breakfast to all students free of charge. This year, students must once again pay for school meals based on household income, despite 41% of households with children facing food insecurity.

The Food Bank is working in coalition with other advocates to pass a bill that would create a free school meals program for all Rhode Island students for the 2023—2024 school year.

Join us for a panel discussion to learn about the benefits and feasibility of this legislation, which would ensure that Rhode Island students have access to the nutritious food necessary for good health and academic achievement.


Alexis Bylander
Senior Child Nutrition Policy Analyst at the Food Research & Action Center

Jessica Patrolia
Coordinator, Child Nutrition Programs at the RI Department of Education

Andrew Schiff
Chief Executive Officer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Karin Wetherill
Co-Director at the RI Healthy Schools Coalition

Mar 23, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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