Senator Heather Gustafson’s Universal School Meals Bill Passes in the Senate

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, Senator Heather Gustafson’s (DFL-Vadnais Heights) Universal School Meals Bill (SF 123) successfully passed in the Senate with bipartisan support. This bill will provide school lunch and breakfast to all public and charter K-12 students, regardless of household income. In response, Senator Gustafson released the following statement:

“Today is a tremendous victory for students, families, and schools across the state. I’ve been a teacher for over a decade, and I can tell you, firsthand, that when kids come to school hungry, learning becomes almost impossible. Now that school lunch and breakfast will be available to all k-12 students, regardless of household income, we are eliminating a significant barrier to accessing an equitable and world class education that every child in Minnesota deserves. When I ran for office in 2022, education was one of my top priorities then and it’s one of my top priorities now. It’s a privilege to deliver on such a critical piece of policy and be a part of a solution to a problem I saw, for years, hinder the education of so many young students.”  


Senator Heather Gustafson
Senator Heather Gustafson represents Senate District 36 which includes Centerville, Circle Pines, Lino Lakes, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, and White Bear Lake. She is vice chair of the Education Finance Committee, and serves on the Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee and the Jobs and Economic Development Committee.

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