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Rise and Shine MA - Update on School Breakfast Legislative Campaign; Pres Budget likely to propose cuts to SNAP and federal nutrition programs

See information from Catherine Drennan of the Greater Boston Food Bank about the Rise and Shine campaign in order to build support for the breakfast after the bell legislation filed by Sen. DiDomenico and Rep. Vega. Attached is a one pager for the legislative campaign and here is the microsite: BIG THANKS to the GBFB and all the orgs working on this important issue. 

We will also alert Coalition members to any proposed cuts to Child Nutrition Programs (National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program etc) that emerge out of the President's or Congress upcoming FFY18 budget proposals. See today's statement from Jim Weill, President of the Food Research Action Center in anticipation of tomorrow's release of the President's FFY18 Budget.  Brace yourselves, and be prepared to SPEAK OUT!

NEXT Boston SNAP Coalition meeting TOMORROW, May 23rd at St Francis House in Boston. We will get an update from FRAC first part of the meeting.

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