The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors next week will discuss a pilot support program for food-insecure students.
The board is set to hear the proposal from supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian when it meets on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Ellenberg and Simitian will be speaking with other community officials and organizers from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Santa Clara County Civic Building, 70 West Hedding St., in San Jose.
Their proposal seeks $2 million annually over four years -- $8 million overall -- beginning with the new school year next fall after summer break. They say the program could reach 12,000 students with three million meals per year at a cost to the county of about 60 cents per meal if the proposal is approved.
The proposal also states that 84 schools in 17 school districts in the county would be eligible to apply for the program, which could offer free breakfast and lunch for 34,743 eligible students.
More information on the program can be found at http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=SplitView&MeetingID=12188&MediaPosition=&ID=100353&CssClass=.