Kids in school struggle to learn when they are distracted by an empty stomach. One wildly successful program during the COVID-19 public health emergency was universal free school meals. Kids can all know that when they come to school they’ll be served a free hot meal with their peers, which is shown to offer educational, behavioral, and social benefits. Join Operation Food Search and Food Research and Action Center to hear how this policy could be implemented for all kids in public schools in our state.
Empower Missouri’s Friday Forums are our monthly online educational offerings for Missourians to build knowledge on poverty-related policy issues and skill in legislative and grassroots advocacy. This event has passed, but you can view the recording below, or visit our YouTube channel for all of our previous Friday Forums.