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A Huge Victory for School Food in Oakland

A Huge Victory for School Food in Oakland

An overwhelming 83.65 percent of Oakland, California voters supported Measure J on the November 6 ballot, authorizing $475 million in bonds to improve school facilities. About $40 million is intended for kitchen and dining facilities, following recommendations from the Center's Rethinking School Lunch Oakland Feasibility Study that were adopted in the district's Facilities Master Plan. CEL executive director Zenobia Barlow cochaired the Yes on Measure J effort. Cochair Ruth Woodruff describes here how concern for feeding children brought together people from widely differing backgrounds, socioeconomic groups, and cultures to build the community support needed to pass the measure.

See Ruth Woodruff's talk
Read the OUSD Facilities Master Plan

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