URGENT: Tell Mayor Adams to restore $60M to school meals NOW


New York City Mayor Eric Adams has proposed a massive $60 million budget cut to the NYC Department of Education's Office of Food Nutrition Services, the entity responsible for serving essential school meals in all five of the city’s boroughs. As the largest school district in the nation providing approximately 850,000 meals per day, this funding reduction will have a devastating impact on meal operations and on kids.

To make sure kids continue to get the nutritious meals they enjoy, Mayor Adams must restore the $60 million in funds to support school meal operations across the city. Please contact Mayor Adams TODAY and urge him to do this quickly.

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Restore $60M to School Meals in NYC

Dear [Decision Maker],

Over the last several years, New York City has been at the forefront of innovation in both school nutrition programs and the battle against hunger. But the proposed $60 million cut to the New York City Department of Education's Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) included in the Fiscal Year 2025 preliminary budget threatens that progress and impact.

Under your administration and leadership, our city has taken major leaps forward with more kids eating nutritious, culturally responsive school meals each and every day. Yet the impact of the cuts are already being felt in cafeterias across the city. Healthy meal options that children are more likely to eat such as burritos, dumplings and french toast sticks have been removed, and they are seeing more pre-packaged items which are less desirable and less likely to be consumed.

I'm urging you to immediately restore the $60 million to the Department of Education's Office of Food Nutrition and Services. Our city's kids are counting on you.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]