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Middle Country Legislative/Outreach Community Committee - Support Healthy School Meals for All NY Kids

School meal debt is rapidly rising in schools that have suddenly lost access to free meals for all students. Some families are having to make the choice between paying rent or buying nutritious meals for their kids as inflation causes food prices to skyrocket.  After providing universal school meals for free to all students for more than two years, the federal government has allowed the universal school meals program to lapse. Now is the time for the state to act!

The Middle Country Legislative/Outreach Community Committee invites you to take action to support a statewide, permanent free school meals for all program by signing our petition that will forward responses to:

  • NYS Governor Kathy Hochul
  • US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer
  • US Representative Nicholas J. LaLota
  • NYS Senator Anthony H. Palumbo
  • NYS Senator Dean Murray
  • NYS Assemblyman Edward A. Flood
  • NYS Assemblyman Douglas Smith
  • NYS Assemblyman Joseph DeStefano