May 13, 2022

Adam Keigwin
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No Kid Hungry California Applauds Governor Newsom’s Proposed Funding for Universal School Meals

May Budget Revision supports universal school meals and kitchen infrastructure, equipment needs and
kitchen infrastructure.

Pasadena, Calif. — No Kid Hungry California Director Kathy Saile today issued the following statement commending Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget proposal which includes an additional $611.8 million in ongoing funding in addition to the $650 million in ongoing funding to support school meals and $450 in one-time funding for kitchen infrastructure and equipment.

“School meals are crucial to supporting our children’s academic success, and nutrition programs in every corner of the state have done amazing work during and after the pandemic to ensure students are fed at home and at school. We commend Governor Newsom for recognizing the importance of universal school meals and continuing to provide the crucial ongoing funding to combat food insecurity so our kids can learn and thrive in the classroom. As the administration and legislature works through the approval, tax rebates are being proposed from the state’s historic surplus and we should prioritize investments in families who are struggling to pay for basic needs such as groceries. The support of school nutrition staff and meal programs is paramount to bridging the inequities students in need face, and No Kid Hungry California is honored to do our part and work with the Administration and the Legislature to secure this funding.”


About No Kid Hungry 

No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. 

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