H. R. 2311, Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to prohibit the stigmatization of children who are unable to pay for meals. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/30/19.


STATUS: Introduced 4/12/19 by Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]. 


  • Last Friday, after a school district in Rhode Island announced that children whose parents had an outstanding lunch bill would be served sunflower butter and jelly sandwiches instead of a hot lunch, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) renewed her call to pass the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act. (Source: Native News)
  • For many students, meal shaming stands between them and their only meal of the day. No child should ever have to go to the school cafeteria and be publicly humiliated because they cannot afford their lunch. (Source: Senator Tom Udall and Rep. Debra Haaland)


  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.