Minnesota Democrats are putting students first
Starting in the 2023 school year, every student attending K-12 schools in Minnesota will receive free breakfast and lunch.
Even though one in six Minnesota kids experience food insecurity, Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate opposed providing universal school meals for students.
When discussing whether or not to provide universal school meals for K-12 students, Minnesota Republican State Senator Steve Drazkowski said, “I have yet to meet a person in Minnesota that is hungry. I have yet to meet a person in Minnesota that says they don’t have access to enough food to eat. Now, I should say that hunger is a relative term. I had a cereal bar for breakfast. I guess I’m hungry now.”
Minnesota Democrats and Governor Tim Walz put our kids first and passed a bill to provide universal free breakfast and lunch for students.
Providing universal school meals to all students invests in the health and well-being of our children, improves school performance and increases attendance, saves families thousands of dollars a year, and ensures that no student goes hungry for any reason.