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School Breakfast --- FINAL SIGN-ON LETTER

Posted over 1 year ago by Lori Kelley

“Ask any teacher and they will tell you that food is a basic school supply like paper, books, and pencils. When kids struggle with hunger, it is hard for them to learn and it is harder for teachers to teach. I just announced a proposal to appropriate $2 million for school breakfasts at our schools in Pennsylvania. And that, if successful, will leverage millions of federal dollars. That is a smart investment that will help to make our education system better.”
“One of the things I wanted to talk about was generating support in Pennsylvania for this program. … But we are also looking to go to each of our communities to share this [breakfast] message. … From my place, I am trying to generate support and also go out to schools and other institutions to talk about the importance of [breakfast]. It is something that I think is very, very important …”