In June, the Michigan Legislature passed a one-year Healthy School Meals for All program, meaning all public-school students can receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Now it’s time to make that program permanent. Senate Bill 500 would codify the program and ensure consistency and peace of mind families, students, and schools. Make your voice heard! Tell you state senator to vote yes on SB 500 and ensure our kids are fed for success.

In March, both the state House and state Senate included $160 million in their recommendations for a Healthy School Meals for All program.

In February, the governor included $160 million for a one-year Healthy School Meals for All program in Michigan and $1 million for student meal debt elimination in her executive budget recommendation.

In November 2022, we began discussions with the governor’s office, the Michigan Department of Education, the state legislature, and outside groups on providing no-cost, healthy meals for all Michigan public school students.