Great news! Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will provide free school meals to more students living in struggling families.
Under the legislation, the state will provide $4.5 million to pay the cost of meals served to students who pay a reduced price for those meals.
The legislation, sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senator Teresa Ruiz, is especially important as the minimum wage rises. This will likely push more families into the reduced-price category, even though they still struggle financially.
Thanks to Gov. Murphy and our state lawmakers for making childhood hunger a priority!