Free lunches get House approval; bill's sponsor from Mill Creek
Last updated 2/18/2021 at 10:15am
As a single mother who survived on food stamps, and added $20 monthly cost for her four children’s lunch was more than Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Tacoma) could afford at that time. Eliminating copays on her children’s lunch would have made a dramatic difference for her and her children, she said.
“There was a reason I was on food stamps,” Morgan told the House of Representatives Feb. 12. “This may not seem like a lot to many people, but for me … $20 was a lot of money.”
House Bill 1342, which would force schools that have lunch programs to get rid of lunch copays for students eli...