June 7, 2019
Support Funding for Breakfast in the Classroom
We are extremely disappointed in the Mayor’s decision to cut $6 million from the Breakfast in the Classroom program.
Since the program was enacted in 2015, more than 70,000 additional children now eat school breakfast. Hunger affects one in five children in New York, and the Mayor’s proposal to cut Breakfast in the Classroom will mean even more children experiencing hunger and struggling inside and outside the classroom.
Join us and more than 80 organizations across the city and take action! Today, June 7, through Monday, June 10, support our students by asking Mayor de Blasio and City Council members to ensure this program is protected in the FY 2020 Adopted Budget.
Let the Mayor and the City Council know that they must restore and expand funding for Breakfast in the Classroom.
You can contact the Mayor by calling 311 or the Office of the Mayor at (212) 788-3000 and find your City Council representative here.
Below is a suggested script:
• My name is ______ and I want to express my support for Breakfast in the Classroom. The budget must include a full restoration of $6 million and continued rollout of this critical program in schools across the city.
Urge the Mayor to reverse cuts to Breakfast in the Classroom and urge members of the City Council to fight to make sure the program is protected and expanded.
Since the rollout of #BreakfastintheClassroom in NYC, more than 70K additional kids eat breakfast. @NYCSpeakerCoJo @Dromm25 @MarkTreyger718 @NYCMayor – please fight to protect & expand program in FY20 NYC budget! Kids in NYC need your help NOW!
DYK 1 in 5 kids in NYC struggle with hunger, yet @NYCMayor has proposed cutting #BreakfastInTheClassroom which ensures every child has the same access to #schoolbreakfast each day. @NYCSpeakerCoJo @Dromm25 @MarkTreyger718 We need you to protect this program in FY20 budget!
Now is not the time to roll back progress on connecting New York City’s kids with #BreakfastInTheClassroom. @NYCSpeakerCoJo @Dromm25 @MarkTreyger718 PROTECT this program and do not let @NYCMayor proposed cuts happen.
Thank you for your help in ensuring ever child is healthy, housed, educated, and safe.