free school meals

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With schools closed in Buffalo and across Western New York, many districts are grappling with the immediate challenge of how to keep students fed who normally rely on meals served at school.

Governor calls for ban on ‘lunch shaming’

Dec 29, 2017
WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to ban so-called 'lunch shaming' across New York State.  He issued a five-point-proposal ahead of next week's State of the State address.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says much of what he's proposing is already at work in the Buffalo Public School District.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Urban school children are facing a number of barriers to learning.  A new nation-wide study says one of those barriers is the high rate of students arriving at school hungry.  But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, the Buffalo Public School District is serving thousands of meals to city kids.