When I attended SF public schools, we never qualified for free or reduced lunch- mostly because both my parents worked several jobs.
When they were underemployed from time to time, it didn't coincide with the enrollment period and I couldn't eat the hot meals prepared in our schools cafeteria.
The Education Trailer Bill by Nancy Skinner State Senator Nancy Skinner provides free meals to all CA public school students. Period.
No means test. No crazy applications. No looking for tax returns. Feeding schoolkids should not be that complicated but for many like my family it was not so straightforward.
This new law provides breakfast and lunches to all public school students free of charge and will make a world of difference as 20% of CA kids live in poverty.
The California Universal School Meal Program will remove lengthy bureaucratic application processes and eligibility determinations. This is something we should all applaud! Please help me and thank our Senator Nancy Skinner for her leadership.