School lunches could soon be free to all New York City public school children.
The plan would remove the stigma and ease administrative hassles related to the free and reduced price lunch program, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James says.
"Every child should be guaranteed access to healthy food during the school day," James said at a press conference, reports Gothamistt. "We need to unlink school food to family income to make this program accessible to children citywide."
The plan will cost the city $20 million, which would be reimbursed by the federal government under a program that gives all students free meals in high-poverty areas.