During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government provided meals to all students, but that policy ended last year. 

Now, only the very poorest families qualify for federal meals programs. What advocates in Albany want is for the state to pick up the rest of the tab for all kids. The cost would be just up to $201 million a year. 

Jessica Pino-Goodspeed, manager of school meals policy and engagement at Hunger Solutions New York, discussed the issue with Capital Tonight.