To end childhood hunger in Massachusetts, we must allow every student who wants or needs a school breakfast or lunch to receive it at no cost to their family and with no requirement to sign up or provide income or other information. If passed, an estimated 50,000 students would have better access to school meals.
The American Heart Association’s government relations director in Massachusetts, Allyson Perron Drag, will be talking about this issue as part of a panel discussion being hosted by Project Bread, together with the Feed Kids Coalition, on Tuesday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to noon. The discussion will take place over Facebook Live.
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In addition to Perron Drag, the panel will feature:
- Erin McAleer, president and CEO, Project Bread
- State Sen. Sal DiDomenico
- State Rep. Andy Vargas
- Dr. Awab Ali Ibrahim, pediatric gastroenterologist, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
- Elana Margolis, senior director of government and regulatory affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
The discussion will be moderated by Kathryn Audette, a Project Bread board member and social worker.