ABC7: California to offer free school meals to all 6.2 million students

By Juan Carlos Guerrero

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.

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