That would include the children of people who are perfectly capable of feeding their offspring.
The bill estimates that a 30 percent increase in breakfast participation and a 10 percent increase in lunch participation would ring down $13 million in federal funds - this from a government with a $16 trillion debt.
Students would not only be given breakfast and lunch, but snacks to take home as well.
Unger said the state would not have to pay for all this food. The federal government would pay the bulk of the cost, with local philanthropists and organizations footing the state's portion of the bill.
But parents, not the government, should be feeding their children.
Most voters would feed children who would otherwise go hungry. But pick up, as federal taxpayers, the tab for those who would not?
That will be a harder sell - and should be.
It's the job of parents to raise children who are self-reliant, not dependent on crumbs from the government.