All students deserve equitable access to the basic resources that support their success, including school meals. California charter schools are public schools. They enroll more than 340,000 students whose families are struggling to make ends meet. These students, unlike all other low-income, public school students in California, are not granted the right to school meals.
AB 1871 would ensure that all low-income, public school students in California- including charter school students- have access to at least one nutritious, free or low-cost school meal each school day.
Get a customizable support letter and instructions on how to submit your letter to Governor Brown. doc
9.19.18 Yesterday, Governor Brown signed AB 1871 (Bonta) into law. That decision means low-income students in charter schools are finally guaranteed access to free and reduced-price school meals. Read more here…
Yesterday, our state legislators confirmed what we already know: California should feed kids no matter where they go to school. Read more here…
Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee brought California one step closer to #FoodAndFairness with its support of AB 1871 (Bonta). Read more here…
A brief & data analysis examining equitable access to school meals. PDF
Your questions answered. PDF
A factsheet developed by CFPA. PDF
Data & stories about what’s at stake. PDF
A one-pager on funding, facilities, and operations. PDF
“A Lawmakers’ Crusade…“, coverage by the California Health Report link
Read the AB 1871 bill language. link