I Support The Maryland Meals for Achievement for Teens Act!
Dear State Senator/Delegate,

No child in our state should experience food insecurity - the lack of reliable access to healthy food.

The school breakfast program reduces food insecurity, improves health, and boosts school performance. Yet, high school students are significantly less likely to participate.

Therefore, I am writing to urge your support of The Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) for Teens Act (HB 257), legislation that will increase access to school breakfast in low-income secondary schools across the state.

Maryland Meals for Achievement currently provides universal access to breakfast in the classroom in more than 460 schools statewide. The program has benefited students for nearly 20 years and is successful because it eliminates the three most significant barriers to school breakfast:
1) stigma,
2) the cost of the meal, and
3) the timing that breakfast is served.

MMFA is a smart investment: for every dollar, $5.46 is returned in federal reimbursements.

Students at Maryland Meals for Achievement schools demonstrate better educational performance, improved health, and fewer behavioral issues. Yet, only 24% of eligible high schools benefit from this successful program.

Current law requires participating schools to deliver and serve breakfast in every classroom. This bill will increase access to school breakfast by allowing secondary schools to use a "Grab and Go Breakfast" to serve students more efficiently and offer a wider variety of choice.

With an additional $2.7M in funding, this bill will allow 90,000 additional students in 93 high-poverty high schools to start their day ready to learn.

I urge your support of The Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) for Teens Act.

Email address *
Sign the letter!
Enter your name and address below to sign this letter in support of the MMFA for Teens Act.
Name (First and Last)
Your answer
Signed
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
**Your Personal Comments**
Please explain, in your own words, why you support this bill. Your personal comments here are optional, but strongly encouraged, as they help legislators understand the issues. If you are a school staff person, teacher, parent, or student, please include that in your comments.
Your answer
Home Street Address
We need your complete home address (including city, state, and zip code) so that we can send your message to your State Senator and Delegates. (You can also find your legislators by going to www.mdelect.net.)
Your answer
City and State of Home Address
Your answer
Zip Code of Home Address
Your answer
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Additional Terms