FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS!
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The state legislature has approved funding for universal free school meals next school year and made universal free school meals permanent! Pending Governor Healey’s signature, Massachusetts is set to become the eighth state to make universal free meals permanent. This is a historical day for child nutrition and a reflection of the significance of school nutrition programs. Importantly, the cycle of uncertainty regarding universal free school meals is over as it is now codified into state law. This is a significant investment in student wellness and supported by all three branches of state government.
If you are not receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and have been approved for free or reduced-price school meals, you may be eligible for SNAP which provides monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries to Massachusetts residents who qualify. Find out if you are eligible for SNAP today by calling Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 and a counselor can help you apply over the phone. You can also apply on your own online at DTA Connect: https://dtaconnect.eohhs.mass.gov/apply
More SNAP information can be found at gettingsnap.org.