Governor visits Maple Point Middle School

During the second week of the 2023-2024 school year, Maple Point Middle School welcomed Governor Josh Shapiro for a visit to highlight the Commonwealth's free breakfast program for all students during this school year. He was greeted by the Maple Point Student Council, school and district administrators, PA Senator Frank Farry, PA Representatives Joe Hogan, John Galloway, Tim Brennan and K.C. Tomlinson, and Bucks County Commissioners Bob Harvie and Diane Ellis-Marseglia. The Governor and the legislators spent an hour with a group of fifth and sixth graders as they ate breakfast chatting about the meal program, how their school year is going so far, offering advice and answering their questions.


I proposed providing free breakfast to Pennsylvania students in my first budget address because I believe our children need to start the day with a nutritious meal – and I know they can’t learn on an empty stomach,” said the Governor. “With support from both sides of the aisle, this bipartisan budget delivers on that promise and levels the playing field by providing more than 1.7 million Pennsylvania students, including more than 1,200 students at Maple Point Middle School and more than 76,000 students across Bucks County, with free breakfast to start their day.”


“One in eight children in Pennsylvania face hunger and food insecurity," said PA Senator Frank Farry. "Bucks County is not immune to that and why I am pleased to support the universal free breakfast program. It was an honor to have Governor Shapiro join the students and talk about this important program in Neshaminy School District, where I graduated.”


In addition to the breakfast program, the Commonwealth also made school lunch free for those students eligible for reduced priced lunches for the 2023-2024 school year.


Group photo of students with Governor Shapiro