Students getting their lunch at a primary school in Atlanta, Georgia. (Amanda Mills/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

LEARNS’ missing ingredient: universal free meals

BY: - November 17, 2023

Earlier in my career, I held a position as a director in a school food pantry. Every Friday after school, I dedicated my time to filling backpacks, ensuring that students had enough food to get them through the weekend. One student stands out in my memory from that time: Isabella, a sophomore in my class. […]

More states line up to serve free school meals to all kids

BY: - May 29, 2023

During his long career as a high school teacher, New York state Sen. John Mannion often reached into his own pocket to cover the cost of lunches for kids who didn’t have the funds. “I watched kids get to the end of the line and not have enough money on their cards,” the Democrat said […]