Legislators, hunger-fight leaders to push Pa. 'lunch shaming' ban

HARRISBURG, June 2 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., will hold a news conference Monday with legislative colleagues and leaders on fighting hunger about bipartisan legislation to stop "lunch shaming" in Pennsylvania schools. Lunch shaming can include a wide variety of practices by a school to embarrass a child whose family is behind on their lunch payments.

The news conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Capitol Media Center.

Live video of the event is also expected to be available on www.pahouse.com.

Bullock, the lead sponsor of the House bill to stop lunch shaming in Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be joined by the following speakers:

  • Stacy Koltiska, who made national news last fall when she resigned as a cafeteria worker due to a lunch shaming policy at the Canon-McMillan School District in Washington County
  • Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, lead sponsor of the Senate bill to stop lunch shaming in Pennsylvania
  • Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny
  • Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks
  • Jane Clements-Smith, executive director, Feeding Pennsylvania
  • Glenn Bergman, executive director, Philabundance

Media coverage is invited.