Lunches Are Now Free for All NYC Public-School Kids

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School’s back today for New York City kids, and a lunchtime surprise is awaiting them: Public schools citywide will now offer free lunches to every single student.

Thanks to a federal program, meals won’t cost even a penny for the 1.1 million students in America’s largest school system. Right now, about 75 percent of them qualify for free lunches. Officials stressed that this new program shouldn’t cost taxpayers more money, either.

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