New Law Expands Free School Breakfast Across N.H.
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Governor Sununu has signed a bill to expand free breakfast for low-income students. The new law requires schools to offer free breakfast to students from families whose income formerly qualified them for reduced-price breakfast.
The reduced price was $0.30 per meal; advocates said when totaled for an entire school year, this was prohibitive for poor families with multiple kids.
“They often found themselves in the position of having to decide: Do I give them the money for lunch or do I give them the money for breakfast?” explains Elaine VanDyke, of the advocacy and research group New Hampshire Hunger Solutions. “Usually breakfast fell through the crack.”