CA: Regime set to launch largest school lunch welfare program in US

Source: The Mercury News

“When classrooms in California reopen for the fall term, all 6.2 million public school students will have the option to eat school meals for free [sic], regardless of their family’s income. The undertaking, made possible by an unexpected budget surplus, will be the largest free [sic] student lunch program in the country. School officials, lawmakers, anti-hunger organizations and parents are applauding it as a pioneering way to prevent the stigma of accepting free [sic] lunches and feed more hungry children. … Several U.S. cities including New York, Boston and Chicago already offer free [sic] school meals for all. But until recently, statewide universal meal programs were considered too costly and unrealistic. California became the first state to adopt a universal program late last month, and Maine followed shortly after with a similar plan.” (07/19/21)