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Thompson Wants to Give Public School Students Free Lunches

Thompson Wants to Give Public School Students Free Lunches

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson wants every public school student in NYC to get a free lunch. The New York Daily News reports that the former city comptroller expects this to cost the city $20 million.

“Instead of balancing the budget on the backs — or stomachs — of our children, for a relatively small amount of money we can provide all children with a nutritious lunch,” Thompson said (via the Daily News). “We have a moral obligation to make sure that our students aren’t going hungry.”

The Daily News reports that the Bloomberg administration just announced a plan to raise the cost of lunches from $1.50 to $1.75.

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