Freshly Prepared School Meals for All

Advocating for increased access to freshly prepared, California-grown school meals.

Kat advocates for state and federal policies to ensure that all children have consistent access to nourishing, culturally relevant school meals in schools.

In June 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom signed a budget that included funding to provide school meals for all California students during a time when childhood hunger has soared to historic rates due to the pandemic and economic depression. The Office of Kat Taylor was a stalwart partner and sponsor, leading the coalition of over 200 organizations supporting Sen. Skinner’s bold push to make free meals available for all school-age children in CA. Thanks to these efforts, California was the first state in the nation to provide universal school meals to all of its k-12 public school students. Now, with a $2 billion state investment in school food infrastructure, staff training, and more freshly prepared, California-grown school meals, the coalition is working to ensure the successful implementation of School Meals For All.

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