(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering a measure that would make free student meals standard in the state. The proposal would require the Minnesota Department of Education to reimburse districts for the cost of serving breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of family income. The move would essentially reinstate the pandemic-era federal program that paid for school meals. School nutrition advocacy group Hunger Solutions says one in six students in Minnesota experience food insecurity.
Lawmakers Considering Measure Making Free Student Meals Standard In Minnesota
By Ashley Hanley|2023-01-12T05:51:48-06:00January 12th, 2023|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!