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In this year’s state budget, lawmakers allocated $134 million to expand free school meals. The funding allows for more high-poverty schools to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students.

“It improves access by reducing paperwork burdens, and it completely eliminates this issue of school meal debt that can accrue when families are just above the income limits for free school meals, but they can’t afford to pay,” said Krista Hesdorfer, public affairs director for Hunger Solutions.