The bill has bipartisan co-sponsors but a House Republican spokesperson says it is not a priority this fall.
Roughly one in 10 people in the Valley rely on monthly food bank visits, the United Way says.
Another vaccine mandate deadline is approaching for employees of one Lehigh Valley health system.
Second Harvest Food Bank ordered food months in advance to keep food pantry shelves filled.
Research on the impact on student achievement is mixed, an expert says.