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By Sydney Brown
Washington State Journal 

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...



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