Bill Could Help Alleviate Food Insecurity for Students

A nutritious diet isn’t just crucial for health, experts believe it’s also essential for a proper education.

Senate Bill 138 introduced by Senator Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, seeks to give students more access to those healthy meals.

The bill would expand the program that provides free meals to low-income student.

The executive director of California Food Policy Advocates, George Manalo-LeClair, and the California director for No Kid Hungry, Kathy Saile recently wrote a piece for The Sacramento Bee, highlighting the importance of providing students access to food.

The state has made efforts to cut food insecurity like launching the Summer Meals Program, which provides lunch to all students all summer long at certain sites.

SB 138 has passed the Senate, and is currently sitting in the Assembly waiting to be approved.