A 2365 A 2368 ACR 109
A 2365: Requires Department of Agriculture to engage in public education campaign to educate parents and guardians of students about existing and expanding school meals program options in New Jersey
A 2368: Requires schools to provide free school breakfasts and lunches to students from working class, middle-income families; designated as “Working Class Families’ Anti-Hunger Act.”
ACR 109: Urges United States Congress to pass “Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021.”

A 2365 (Danielsen, Giblin, Jaffer), A 2368 (Coughlin, Lampitt, Jasey), ACR 109 (Murphy, Park, Calabrese) NJEA believes that no student should go hungry. Children who are hungry in school cannot achieve their best socially, emotionally, or academically. By making students from working-class, middle-income families eligible for breakfast and lunch free of charge, New Jersey will ensure that more students are fed and ready to learn throughout the year. Additionally, educating families about school meal programs and advocating for a universal school meal program will help increase awareness among parents and guardians. These bills are an important step toward making sure all students have access to nutritious meals.

We urge you to support A 2365, A 2368 and ACR 109.