California is set to become the first state in the nation to implement a program offering free meals for all students.
In the coming school year, the Universal Meals program will ensure children may eat for free while they are on their school’s campus, ABC 7 reported Thursday.
“The program is a part of Assembly Bill 130 signed into law by Governor Newsom last July,” the outlet said.
California’s Universal Meals Program will build on the federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the state’s Department of Education website reads:
There are three key pillars that have been established to ensure that the program is a success:
Pillar One: California’s State Meal Mandate is expanded to include