Take Action! Children Need Your Support for Access to Healthy Meals
These Senators and Assemblymembers need to hear from you that our state budget should reflect our values: all public school students - preschool through 12th grade inclusive - deserve access to healthy, fresh meals. Activate your network to help increase funding for child nutrition in the state budget!
Contact the following legislators today.
Prioritize your outreach to Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), the Chair of the California Senate Budget Subcommittee 1 on Education and to Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), the Chair of the California Assembly Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance. These two Chairs will recommend whether or not to increase funding for child nutrition in the state budget. This should take you just a few minutes.
Please also spend a few minutes contacting your Senator and Assemblymember if they are listed below as members of the California Senate Budget Subcommittee 1 on Education or the Assembly Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance:
Hello. My name is ________. I live in ______, CA. I am calling to ask Senator/Assemblymember ______ to fund early childhood nutrition, the California-Grown for Healthy Kids Program, and grants for breakfast after the bell in the state budget. Whether in preschool or high school all children deserve access to healthy, fresh school meals. California has some of the country’s highest costs of labor and living, yet today the federal assistance offered for school meals and the meals served in preschool is the same for California as it is for all other less expensive states. This makes a supplement to the federal reimbursement critical to ensuring that all children have access to healthy, fresh meals.
Have you added your logo to the budget request letters yet? There is still time!