Across America, schools are holding kids liable for the cost of their lunches at school, and compounding their debt every time they choose not to go hungry.
It doesn’t have to be this way. During the pandemic, the federal government ensured ALL students access to a meal at school—whether their parents could afford to give them money to pay for it or not. As a result, fewer students went hungry.
But while the pandemic has subsided, the need for kids to have access to a meal at school hasn’t. Join us and our allies at Rise to demand that no student go hungry in school. Become a grassroots cosponsor for the School Lunch Cancellation Act today
BOWL PAC fights to repair some of the harm of the War on Drugs—and so much of that harm becomes generational poverty. For too long, the criminalization of cannabis has targeted the less economically secure, the very same people targeted by school lunch debt.
I will never forget the time when I was in third grade in Florida—I didn’t realize my account had run out of money and was denied a meal at lunch. I was so confused that kids like me, my fellow students, were going without lunch or incurring debt because they didn’t have the money to pay for a meal. Nearly two decades later, that feeling is fueling myself and thousands across the country to take action to ensure no more students have that experience.
Like the fight for cannabis legalization, this fight is about right and wrong. Join the movement to cancel all of $262 million of school lunch debt[2, 3] left hanging over the heads of kids across the country. Add your name to the petition today!
It is way past time to do away with student lunch debt. Thank you for taking action.
P.S. Did you know our voter education campaigns can reach over 200 people for just $10? Please kick in to help us ensure that voters know who stands for marijuana legalization and who defends the cruelty of criminalization today.
 ACLU: The War on Marijuana in Black and White
 Senator Whitehouse: Whitehouse, Fetterman, & Welch Introduce Legislation to Cancel All School Lunch Debt
 The Guardian: ‘Stop penalizing hunger’: the push to cancel US school lunch debt