Home > Policies > Economic Sufficiency > Advocate in the Maryland legislature for higher funding for Maryland Meals for Achievement and meals for After School programming.

There are 390,000 of public school children are enrolled in the free and reduced-price meal program. Children who eat school breakfast increase their math and reading scores as well as improve their speed and memory in cognitive tests, and perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast or even have breakfast at home. An additional $12 million would allow income qualified children in Maryland to have breakfast and lunch at school.

There are several options on the table to determine how to meet this need and Advocates for Children and Youth will continue to track them.