Bronx Students Go Hungry

Partially defrosted pizza, still-cold taco meat and other school lunch items are so unappetizing that sophomore Timothy Martinez sometimes doesn't even feel like showing up for class at the Bronx Academy of Letters.

Though Martinez and his peers qualify for free lunch, they often skip meals and go hungry because the cafeteria food is inedible, they said. Now, the students are raising awareness about the issue through IntegrateNYC4me, a new activist group at their high school that focuses on segregation and other issues in the city's public schools.


Amy Zimmer,
Miguel Camargo