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Sac Bee Supports Breakfast After the Bell


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5.9.2016 On Sunday, the Sacramento Bee published an editorial calling for support of after-the-bell school breakfast and highlighting the need to increase student participation.

This is a solvable problem, so let's solve it. California should be ashamed if its adults can't put kids first.

Read the editorial. link

What You Can Do
Let California's budget leaders know that all kids deserve equitable access to school breakfast. The state should invest in Breakfast After the Bell. There are two  important steps you can take today.

1) Letters - Please submit letters of support for the Breakfast After the Bell budget request. Download a customizable sample letter and instructions for submitting your letter. doc

2) Social Media - Voice your support through social media. Sample tweets are included below.

  • Invest in #CAbreakfast for returns on student health & academics @KMcCartyAD7 @PhilTing @Rendon63rd @CAFoodPolicy goo.gl/DyUZH5
  • #CAbreakfast after the bell: get meals to kids in need @KMcCartyAD7 @PhilTing @Rendon63rd @CAFoodPolicy goo.gl/DyUZH5
  • Common-sense solutions: #CAbreakfast after the bell gets kids ready to learn @KMcCartyAD7 @MartyBlock39 @CAFoodPolicy goo.gl/DyUZH5
  • Hungry kids struggle to learn. Invest in #CAbreakfast at high-poverty schools! goo.gl/DyUZH5 @KMcCartyAD7 @MartyBlock39 @CAFoodPolicy

Have questions? Please contact Tia Shimada at tia@cfpa.net or 510.433.1122 ext 109
Learn more about Breakfast After the Bell. link