Updated: Mar 12
The MetroWest Food Collaborative is a part of the Feed Kids Coalition, which is led by Project Bread. The Feed Kids Coalition is advocating to pass “An Act Relative to Universal School Meals” (H.714/S.314) to ensure that, while at school, every child is fed and ready to learn without worrying about cost or stigma. Universal school meals — school meals available at no-cost to every student — have benefits that extend far beyond the lunch table. Research shows when a child is well fed, they perform better in school, are at lower risk for obesity, and adjust to social situations better. Additionally, by making meal access universal, we help remove stigma around economic status and family situation—creating a more equitable and just educational environment.