Several New York state lawmakers want to pass a bill requiring city schools to offer both halal and kosher meals to students who request them.
Political, civic and religious leaders were joined by Muslim and Jewish students at a rally Tuesday on the steps of City Hall.
"The cost is limited compared to having a healthy meal, allowing students to eat and to be able to perform," Assemblyman David Weprin said. "This is a very diverse city, a very diverse school system and I think the time is now. Let's move forward."