Do you care about ending hunger on college campuses across Massachusetts? Join students and advocates on Monday, September 18 at 10am the MA Statehouse for the Hunger Free Campus Awareness Day, kicked off with a public hearing on an Act establishing the Hunger Free Campus Initiative (H.1293/ S.835). Join in person or tune in virtually.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry, you can still submit written testimony. Use this quick testimony action tool to email your support to the Committee.
The Day of Awareness will take place at the MA State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston.
9:30AM: Hunger Free Campus Coalition members (advocates and students from around the state) begin to gather in the Gardner Auditorium lobby.
10:00AM: The hearing before the Joint Committee on Higher Education commences.
11:00AM-12:00PM: Meet and Greet with the Department of Higher Education Commissioner, Noe Ortega, with reflections from lead House sponsor, Representative Andy Vargas, over lunch. This will take place in the Members’ Lounge, room 348.
12:00PM- 3:30PM: Student-led lobby meetings with legislators to urge co-sponsorship on the bills and expanded funding in the FY25 state budget. Sign up here so that we know you’re coming!