Should California feed students no matter where they go to school? The Assembly voted YES and
AB 1871 (Bonta) takes the fight to the Senate!
Last week, AB 1871 passed out of the Assembly with a 56-16 vote, including support from Democrats and Republicans. Now the bill heads to the Senate Education Committee for a hearing on June 13. Let's make sure the committee hears us loud and clear: no child should go hungry in a California public school.
Submit a letter of support to the Senate Education Committee. Letters of support are due before noon on Friday, June 8!
Access a customizable letter of support with instructions on how to submit.
Learn more about how you can helpby calling, emailing, and tweeting Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the Senate Education Committee. link
Read and shareCFPA's recent brief examining student access to meals in public charter schools. PDF
Find factsheets, data, stories, and more on our AB1871 page.
We still have a small window of time to secure funding in the state budget to provide healthy meals to young children in child care. The Assembly and Senate Budget Conference Committee continues to meet this week to agree on a budget package to send to the Governor. This small group of key legislators is currently considering whether to include funding for Food with Care, in their final budget.
ALL STATE BUDGET CONFEREES NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY that funding healthy meals in child care should be a priority. Action will be taken
THIS WEEK, so please reach out today -- and as often as possible!
Final stretch: School Breakfast Needs YOUR HELP in the State Budget
The Budget Conference Committee is also currently considering whether to adopt the Assembly's $1 million funding proposal for
enhanced School Breakfast grants and include it in the budget sent to the Governor. We only have a few days to make a difference!
Take 5 minutes to help TODAY:
Call or email Senate Budget Conferees to URGE them to accept the Assembly Education proposal to extend funding for Breakfast After the Bell Grants!link
Call or email the Assembly to THANK them for including Breakfast After the Bell in their budget proposal, and urge them to fight to keep it:link