Across California, more than 1.7 million California households with children struggle to put food on the table. School meals are extremely effective at fighting the devastating effects of child hunger. The time is right for California to broaden the reach of schools meals.
SB 138 (McGuire) would increase access to school meals by implementing Medi-Cal Direct Certification statewide and call upon very high poverty schools to offer free school meals to all students.
A customizable letter to Governor Brown with submission instructions. doc
Take one step further after sending a letter of support! PDF
On May 22nd, CFPA co-hosted a webinar about Community Eligibility Provision and education funding. Read more here…
As a third-grader and the most proficient English speaker in her family, Noun Abdelazziz remembers the pressure and fear she felt with the responsibility of filling out the school lunch application for herself Read more here…
10.13.2017 We are thrilled to announce that SB 138 (McGuire) was signed into law by Governor Brown Read more here…
09.18.2017 Your letters, calls & emails in support of hunger-free schools are working! We need you more than ever- this is the final stretch! SB 138 (McGuire) needs to clear one last hurdle to become law. Read more here…
Fact sheet prepared by CFPA. PDF
Fact Sheet prepared by CFPA. PDF
FAQ prepared by CFPA. PDF
Read the SB 138 Bill Language link
A summary of the research linking school nutrition to academic success. PDF
Fact sheet prepared by CFPA PDF