Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest 2018 State of the State proposal unveiled Thursday aims to end child hunger by ensuring students at schools across New York have access to food.
Cuomo launched the No Student Goes Hungry Program to expand the existing Farm to School initiative by doubling the state's investment to $1.5 million and implement "breakfast after the bell," which would require schools with a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced lunch to serve breakfast after the beginning of the school day.
The governor's office cited the success of breakfast after the bell in Newburgh, a city in Orange County. The program was implemented for the 2015-16 school year and breakfast participation increased by more than 100 percent.