California begins offering free school meals to all 6.2 million students

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (KGO) — When millions of California children go back to school this month, they won’t just encounter pandemic safety measures, they will also be getting a free lunch every day.

Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom approved using funds from the unexpected budget surplus to pay for the largest free school meals program in the country, covering an estimated 6.2 million children.

“School meals for all was considered an impossible dream until the pandemic came along,” said Kat Taylor, founder of TomKat Ranch and a driving force behind the idea.

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