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.
Last week, AB 1871 (Bonta) took another big step down the road to the Governor’s signature. Read more here…
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! Read more here…
Today, AB 1871 (Bonta) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Now the bill heads to the floor where all assemblymembers will 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