S 1677 (Ruiz): 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.
NJEA supports S 1677 and encourages you to do the same.