school lunches Buffalo schools kick off free grab-and-go meal service By Kyle S. Mackie • Mar 18, 2020 Kyle S. Mackie/WBFO News 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. Listen Listening... / 2:38 WBFO's Kyle Mackie reports. Farm-to-school programs touted in new state study By Tony Callens • Oct 24, 2016 Eileen Buckley In an effort to promote farm-to-school programs across the state, New York’s top fiscal watchdog has released a study that chronicles the growth of these initiatives and pinpoints the challenges they face. Local foods added to school lunch pilot program By Mike Desmond • Oct 1, 2015 Mike Desmond/WBFO News Local foods for local kids. That's a pilot program in ten Buffalo schools, testing serving foods from local farms and suppliers in the lunch room. Listen Listening... / 1:09 Gillibrand calling for extension of federal school lunch programs By Mike Desmond • Jun 9, 2015 With a major fight in Washington over providing meals to school kids and the standards for those meals, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took the fight to a Buffalo classroom Monday. Listen Listening... / 1:06 Demand rises for school lunch program By Mike Desmond • Dec 10, 2012 WBFO News photo The Buffalo school district serves 22,000 breakfasts and nearly 30,000 lunches for its students at a cost of $21 million with no charge to students.