Hadley Hamilton-Moras, a fifth grader at West Hartford’s Charter Oak International Academy, spoke at Thursday’s press conference and said that since meals are no longer served to all students free of cost, some of her friends no longer eat lunch.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
A coalition of lawmakers and advocacy groups called Thursday for the state of Connecticut to cover the cost of school meals for all students in order to fill a void left by a federal support that fed children throughout the pandemic.
During a morning press conference in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, members of End Hunger CT! and School Meals 4 All CT began a push to support two related policies. One would include funding for school meals in the next two-year state budget. The other would be an emergency certified bill to dedicate between $35 and $50 million to provide meals through the end of this year.
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