After a three-year campaign, we’ve finally achieved our goal: students at-risk of hunger in Massachusetts will have access to Breakfast After the Bell! In August, Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation into law to alleviate childhood hunger and ensure more kids start school with a healthy breakfast, making Massachusetts the 13th state in the nation to pass such a law. An […]
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“Thank you to Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo, House Chair of the Education Committee Alice Peisch and House Bill Sponsors Representatives Aaron Vega and Andy Vargas. On behalf of the thousands of children who are currently food insecure and need consistent access to school breakfast, Thank you.” – Rise and Shine Massachusetts […]
The Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition sent a letter to key lawmakers, urging them to take up Breakfast After the Bell as the Legislature revisits bills that were being considered prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. An excerpt is below, and you can read the full letter here. Dear Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Spilka, Chairs Peisch and […]
January 16, 2020 Contact: Catherine Drennan (617) 828-7422 firstname.lastname@example.org Senate Unanimously Passes Breakfast After the Bell Legislation BOSTON– Today, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation to fight childhood hunger and ensure more kids start their school day with a healthy breakfast in the Commonwealth’s highest poverty schools. Senate Bill 2460, An Act regarding breakfast after […]
“Our kids look up to you.” – Johnny McInnis, Political Director, Boston Teachers Union. On Monday, June 3rd, the Joint Committee on Education called a hearing for public feedback on pressing legislation. On the docket, Senate Bill 267 and House Bill 591, “an Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell,” legislation that would dramatically reduce childhood hunger […]
The Joint Committee on Education has scheduled a public hearing on Breakfast After the Bell legislation for June 3rd at 10 a.m. at the Massachusetts State House. Whether you’re able to show up in person (best option) or submit written testimony (second best option), it’s vital that the Committee hear from you! Not sure what to say or […]
On March 7th, all nine Massachusetts Congressional Representatives submitted a letter in support of Breakfast After the Bell legislation (H.591 and S.267) to the Joint Committee on Education. “School meals are just as essential as textbooks when it comes to helping our kids learn and succeed. For some students – especially those living in poverty – […]
State Representatives Andy Vargas and Aaron Vega (breakfast after the bell House sponsor) penned an op-ed in support of legislation that would reduce food insecurity in Massachusetts public schools. Read the full article here.
August 14, 2018 Media Contacts: Catherine Drennan (617) 598-5067 email@example.com Rise and Shine Massachusetts Statement on Breakfast After the Bell Boston, MA – Rise and Shine Massachusetts, a coalition of community, educational, and hunger relief organizations, released a statement today in response to the Massachusetts Legislature’s failure to enact S.2626, an act regarding breakfast after […]
On Friday, June 15th, Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition members convened an observation of Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School’s “Breakfast After the Bell” program with state Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) and state Representative William Crocker (R-Centerville). The Cape Cod Times captured this visit here.
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