Bookmark and Share

YES on J: Students need healthy meals to succeed!

In News Blog

That's what actor, author and talk show host Aisha Tyler said in Oakland last month while talking about the need for healthy school lunches with real food.

And, she added, "Oakland is a leader in this cause."

Oakland certainly is a leader in the healthy school food movement. Passing Measure J on November 6 will go a long way to ensuring all kids, district-wide, are eating healthy food every day. 

Among other improvements, Measure J will help fund upgrades to kitchens throughout Oakland's public schools, and create a central kitchen in West Oakland. This is vitally important for a district where 70 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. 

Thumbnail image for Measure J.png

Read more in the Bay Citizen about how Measure J would help improve the kitchen's in Oakland public schools.

Click here to download a Measure J fact sheet

You can also pick up a "Yes on J" sign at the GO office: 472 Water Street in Jack London Square, and also in North Oakland at 480 Hardy Street.

Tags: Elections

Donate Now

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 25, 2016, 5:30 PM

    OUSD Board engagement session

    The Oakland Unified School District board of education will host a community engagement meeting on Special Education, from 5:30-8 pm on Monday, April 25 at Elmhurst Community Prep/Alliance Middle Schools, 1800 98th Ave. in Oakland. This is your opportunity to listen,...