A local state lawmaker says all college students should eat with flatware made in New York.

Senator Joseph Griffo is calling on the State University of New York to begin using dining flatware made in Sherrill on all its campuses.

Senator Charles Schumer recently recommended the White House use dining products made by Sherrill Manufacturing, the owner of Liberty Tabletop.

“Our SUNY schools are funded by New York tax dollars and primarily attended by New York’s residents, so it should go without saying that SUNY schools should take pride in the fine products that are manufactured right here in our state,” said Griffo.  “As more and more people today are seeking to purchase locally-made products, we should do everything we can and lead by example to show that we stand with our local manufacturers. The more we can support these hard-working employees, the more we can strengthen our local economies and sustain our jobs across the state.”

Griffo, who's written a letter to the SUNY Chancellor, says the State University of Buffalo is the only SUNY school that uses Sherrill Manufacturing's American-made flatware.